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Crime up 54% on Metro Transit trains and buses

Crime reports were up 54% last year for the Metro Transit system compared to 2021, according to Interim Police Chief Rick Grates. Grates called the...

Federal data shows Twin Cities light rail is the most dangerous...

(Center of the American Experiment) — According to federal data, people who decide to step on light rail in the Twin Cities are at...

Homeless predatory offender charged in Metro Transit knife attack

Two people were injured by a knife-wielding suspect in an unprovoked attack aboard a Metro Transit bus this week, according to charges filed against...

Light rail crime remains 200% higher than 2019

Crime on Metro Transit’s light rail remains nearly 200% higher than 2019, according to data obtained by Alpha News. However, crime is down 24% from...

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...