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Metro Transit bailed out by federal money during COVID-19 pandemic

(The Center Square) — In 2019, the federal government gave the regional transit system that covers Minneapolis and St. Paul $18.3 million in federal...

In internal email, chief calls for flooding light rail with cops...

Bad behavior and criminal activity have become so endemic on Metro Transit's light rail that the chief of police is diverting already limited manpower...

Survey finds low morale among short-staffed Metro Transit police

The Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) is struggling with low levels of morale, staffing, and job satisfaction. A survey of Metro Transit officers was conducted...

Hennepin County taxpayers to foot extra $200M for light rail

(The Center Square) — Millions of dollars in cost overruns and stalled progress isn’t stopping the Southwest Light Rail (SLR) project. On Monday, the Hennepin...

Over 3,000 crimes were committed on light rail last year, despite...

Metro Transit's light rail lost more than half of its riders in 2020, but crime continued to flourish on the empty trains, according to...

Light Rail Operators Say They No Longer Feel Safe at Work:...

Multiple operators for Metro Transit’s light rail system told lawmakers this week that they no longer feel safe at work. The joint House and Senate...

$2 Billion Southwest Light Rail Extension Project Advances

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County have approved several agreements that allow the costly Minneapolis to Eden Prairie light rail...

Fare Increase by Met Council Won’t Fill Budget Gap

MINNEAPOLIS — For thousands of Minnesota residents who depend on public transportation as a means of getting around the Twin Cities area, that ride...

Met Council Policy Protects Illegal Immigrants

MINNEAPOLIS - Changes are in the works for Metro Transit Police Department's immigration enforcement policy. The potential policy changes comes after a Metro Transit...

Sanctuary City Cop Loses Job After Outing Illegal on Metro Transit...

MINNEAPOLIS - A Metro Transit officer came under fire last month after being caught on video asking about the immigration status of a passenger...