File this one in the 'what in God's name were these people thinking?' department.On Sunday, the Star Tribune's Kelly Smith told the story of Vivian Rhode, 75, and her niece Peggy Larson, 64. In late March, the two women were on an Amtrak train traveling from Michigan to St. Cloud, where they planned ... More >>
Amy Senser will stand trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges April 23, a Hennepin County judge ruled this morning. Senser allegedly ran over Anousone Phanthavong, the head cook at True Thai, last August, and left the scene of the accident. Prosecutors unveiled an amended complaint late Janu ... More >>
As of 2014, Metro Transit's LRT and BRT lines will be known as the "Metro."Just in time for the 2012 construction season, yesterday the Metropolitan Council approved a new identity and logo for the region's light rail and bus rapid transit lines.Those lines will be known as the "Metro" once the C ... More >>
Transit riders can relax, at least for a little while. The Met Council says that Metro Transit buses, trains, light rail and Metro Mobility will all continue to operate regular services if or when state government is shut down by the budget impasse.
But the council says transit services can' ... More >>
Higher fares in 2012.Metro Transit had a petty good year in 2010.
With the exception of the new North Star commuter rail line, ridership was up across the board and is now at a 25-year high. And major work on the Central Corridor light rail project starts this spring.
Next year might not be so ... More >>
5th best in America.Don't get us wrong. We're glad that US News rated the Twin Cities the fifth best place in the country for public transportation (first would have been better, of course). We're pleased the story took note of the budding Central Corridor light rail line.
But in heaping pra ... More >>
Ramsey County Regional Rail AuthorityUnion Depot is being transformed into a regional transportation hub.There was a time after World War II when 20,000 rail passengers a day traveled through the Union Depot in St. Paul. Its 18 tracks served trains that ranged as far and wide as Chicago and t ... More >>
Photo: Michael BlechingerTragedy was narrowly averted over Minneapolis.Modern airports and aircraft are packed with all kinds of technical safety wizardry. But some days, the clouds come down, some signals get crossed, and scary things happen.
In this case, a US Airways Airbus 320 with 90 pa ... More >>
Via WikipediaTalk about a rotten trade: Delta Airlines, which now calls Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport one of its major national hubs after its takeover of Northwest Airlines, ranks just 15th out of 18 in the latest Airline Quality Rating from Purdue University and Wichita State U ... More >>
Photo: minnemomIn 1920, streetcar ridership in the Twin Cities was 238 million. Today, the Minnesota Streetcar Museum's Como‑Harriet Streetcar Line and Excelsior Streetcar Line are all that remain of the once mighty system. And Friday, the Minneapolis City Council may have made another mode ... More >>
Light-rail boosters insist their multimillion-dollar project is finally leaving the station. But first Shoreview legislator Phil Krinkie has a few questions about inflated budgets, bid rigging, and some mysterious memos.