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Kansas City streetcar running down street lined with trees in fall colors.

Funding Approved for St. Louis Transit Agency

After a failed vote last month, the St. Louis County Council voted to move forward with a $128-million infusion into the regional transit system.

November 22, 2023 - KMOV

A map of the city of Madison’s public transit routes.

Madison Launches Redesigned Transit System

Transit riders in Madison, Wisconsin are navigating an entirely new system this week.

June 13, 2023 - WKOW

A system map of the B Line shows the route and stops where the bus rapid transit route cuts across Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

New Bus Rapid Transit Route Breaks Ground in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities are on a mission to become the bus rapid transit capital of the United States. The latest improvement to advance that ambition broke ground earlier this week.

May 10, 2023 - Pioneer Press

Wisconsin Public Transit

Madison Redesigning its Transit System, BRT Included

Transit service in the Wisconsin State Capital has been redesigned on a high-frequency grid.

June 12, 2022 - Wisconsin State Journal

Metro Transit Green Line

Three New Programs to Increase Transit Ridership in the Twin Cities

With peak hour commuter travel not expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels, Metro Transit is getting creative in its efforts to attract new riders.

October 1, 2021 - MinnPost

Metro Transit Minneapolis

Minnesota Transit Buses Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

The state's department of health is deploying the retrofitted buses to administer vaccines in hard-to-reach communities.

June 23, 2021 - Next City

Transit Planning

Dedicated Center Lane Planned for Madison Bus Rapid Transit

Some portions of the bus rapid transit (BRT) system planned for Madison, Wisconsin will resemble the fully realized BRT systems more common in other parts of the world.

December 1, 2020 - Wisconsin State Journal

Metro Twin Cities

Two Years In, a Look at the Twin Cities Fare Discount Program

In 2017, Metro Transit in the Twin Cities raised fares but also started a program for low-income riders to help ease the burden of travel costs.

November 8, 2019 - Pioneer Press

Metropolitan Saint Louis Transit Agency

Stop Thinning Underway in St. Louis

Metro Transit recently announced its plans to remove or relocate 450 bus stops systemwide in St. Louis city and county. After adjusting that number to 370 bus stops, the work of consolidating bus stops is underway.

July 26, 2019 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

University of Minnesota

New Bus Rapid Transit Line Launches in Minneapolis

The C Line bus rapid transit line opens in Minneapolis as the state of Minnesota wavers in its funding of mass transit projects.

June 14, 2019 - MinnPost

Metro Transit Green Line

Overnight Light-Rail Service on the Chopping Block Between the Twin Cities

Since 2014, it's been possible to catch a train every hour between 2 am and 4 am on the Green Line connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul. A proposal under consideration at Metro Transit would end late night service,

April 18, 2019 - Pioneer Press

Bus Lane

Growing Madison Seeks BRT

Besides addressing mobility needs, activists hope a new transit option will make more of the city accessible for the disabled.

February 4, 2019 - Badger Herald

METRO Gold Line BRT System Map

Downtown St. Paul Loop Back in the Gold Line BRT Plan

A two-mile loop to be included in the planned Gold Line bus rapid transit route had been at risk due to political opposition. Now it's included in the preferred alternative presented for federal funding.

December 15, 2018 - Pioneer Press

Hybrid Bus

Twin Cities Set Ambitious Target for Electric Buses

The planned opening of a new bus rapid transit line is the impetus for a larger-scale shift to electric buses by Metro Transit.

December 13, 2018 - Star Tribune

St. Louis Light Rail

Crime, Cheap Gas, Declining Population: A Cocktail for Decreased Transit Ridership

St. Louis transit planners are evaluating the reasons behind a decline in transit use as the Metro Transit system prepares its first light expansion in years.

December 6, 2018 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Tardy Transit Funding Arrives in Los Angeles, Twin Cities

They had to wait the better part of a year, but two major transit projects finally have the funding Congress allocated in March.

November 29, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

METRO Gold Line BRT System Map

Bus Rapid Transit Extension at Risk in St. Paul

A looping in Downtown St. Paul is at risk after Ramsey County commissioners threaten to scuttle the project.

October 3, 2018 - Pioneer Press

Metro Transit Minneapolis

Twin Cities Bus Driver Shortage Cuts 67 Bus Trips a Day

Forty bus routes are losing trips because the Twin Cities have been unable to recruit and retain sufficient drivers to run the system.

August 3, 2018 - Minnesota Public Radio News

Hybrid Bus

Case Study: Bus Ridership Success in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities found the secret to bus service success, but it was never really a secret.

May 2, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

Blue Line

Blue Line Extension North of Minneapolis in Jeopardy

A planned extension of the Metro Blue Line north from Minneapolis depended on eight miles of BNSF track.

February 14, 2018 - CBS Minnesota

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