Last February 12, a Metro Transit bus driver was at work when he was placed under arrest by Metro Transit Police and held on behalf of Plymouth authorities. He was later charged with criminal sexual contact. One of his bail conditions specified he was barred from having any unsupervised contact with ... More >>
Last month, the legislature gave Minneapolis officials the authority to create a "value capture district" that would divert property taxes from under-development parcels to help pay for a $200 million streetcar line down Central and Nicollet Avenues.SEE ALSO: Central Corridor undergoing redevelopmen ... More >>
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 >>
he pilots were not aware of the repeated attempts by air traffic controllers' and the airline to contact them,
The downtown area's vitality will get a much-needed shot in the arm, according to a new study.
Expert says to expect more expensive errors as security tightens
While it's reassuring there was never a real threat, the incident wasn't without cost to the airlines and passengers.
Singapore Airlines and the Dubai-based Emirates rank tops for airline food according to a new Zagat poll.
The feds say it's the first time airlines have ever been fined for keeping passengers trapped on an aircraft for an extended period.
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Two men suspected of the crimes were charged Friday for the Sunday attack in addition to multiple others at light rail stations.
Metro Transit is doing their part to get the inebriated fools home safely tonight after their evenings of green beer and Guiness.
In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster
Pity Northwest's flight attendants--they just can't catch a break in the ongoing drama that is the airline's use of bankruptcy proceedings to undo itself of its burdensome agreements with its unions.
As NWA and Mesaba play chicken in bankruptcy court, the future of the regional carrier looks bleak
By Eliot Brown What's bad for SUV dealers is good for the light rail... and visa versa. High gas prices earlier this fall brought Metro Transit a welcome boost in popularity as more metro-area residents were leaving their cars parked at home and hopping on the bus or light rail. In September, the ... More >>
The turbulence at Northwest Airlines has some people fearing the sky is falling. It could be the sound of ticket prices dropping.
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
Will the Met Council's proposed solution to a $60-million funding shortfall end bus service as we know it?
Local transit wars past and present
Rybak frets about transit--but can he do anything?
For Chrissakes... Milwaukee's got public transit. (Omaha, too.)
Is the bus shutdown part of the Governor's grand plan?
Lynn Woodward sold men's clothing, made millions in real estate, and raced Corvettes at 120 mph. Now he dreams of a car-free society.
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.
Northwest flight attendants gear up for a new strike formula--minimum cost, maximum headache
Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.
Forget the adventure and romance, say two gay pilots. Flying is often just a job
Should the House bill pass, prices will go up at smaller airlines while large airlines such as Northwest will shoulder a smaller tax burden.