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Northstar line ridership drops 95%, Minnesota lawmaker aims to shift funding...

(The Center Square) — Data shows COVID-19 is decimating taxpayer-funded public transportation in Minnesota. According to Metro Transit, ridership has fallen on all transit services —...

Metro Transit police have hands tied by management, can’t respond to...

Metro Transit police officers want to do their duty in helping the public, but their “hands are tied” by Metropolitan Council management, a person...

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...

Twin Cities light rail ridership was down 59% in 2020

Light rail ridership in the Twin Cities metro area was down an average of 59% in 2020 when compared to 2019 numbers. The Metropolitan Council,...

Minneapolis 2040 Plan Tackles Discriminatory Housing Policies

Minneapolis’ development plan for the next 20 years includes efforts to tackle racial exclusion in housing. On Friday, the City Council voted 12-1 to approve...

$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...

Former Metropolitan Council Chair Calls Out Current Council

From a land planning organization to an governing body with operational authority many functions of the seven-country metro area, the Metropolitan Council has changed...

Why Twin Cities Trains Are Not Like Europe

I was having breakfast at the St Clair Grille, next to Macalester College in St Paul.  There were three college aged students listening to...

Metropolitan Council Releases Update to $92 Billion Transportation Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Metropolitan Council recently released its 2018 update to the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan, assuring the plan aligns with Thrive...

Jason Lewis Takes On Met Council

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN) is taking on the Metropolitan Council, proposing a provision that would require a majority of the governing...