3 days ago
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.
5 days ago
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 6, 2018, 11am PST
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.
November 29, 2018, 9am PST
They had to wait the better part of a year, but two major transit projects finally have the funding Congress allocated in March.
October 3, 2018, 11am PDT
A looping in Downtown St. Paul is at risk after Ramsey County commissioners threaten to scuttle the project.
August 3, 2018, 1pm PDT
Forty bus routes are losing trips because the Twin Cities have been unable to recruit and retain sufficient drivers to run the system.
Minnesota Public Radio News
May 2, 2018, 6am PDT
The Twin Cities found the secret to bus service success, but it was never really a secret.
February 14, 2018, 12pm PST
A planned extension of the Metro Blue Line north from Minneapolis depended on eight miles of BNSF track.
February 8, 2018, 2pm PST
Light rail ridership increased in 2017 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, despite a decline in bus ridership.
February 4, 2018, 7am PST
Urbanists and planners might consider looking at the development outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Super Bowl Sunday. Gone are the vast parking lots surrounding the Metrodome, replaced with mixed use and a popular park, the Commons.
November 19, 2017, 7am PST
Metro Transit's decision to use light rail service for Super Bowl ticket holders rankles some who will be forced to take the bus
November 2, 2017, 8am PDT
Companies struggling to get employees to work are turning to a variety of transportation alternatives not traditionally covered by transit agencies.
October 15, 2017, 5am PDT
An oversight committee has approved the Locally Preferred Alternative for the Review Corridor Streetcar project that will connect Downtown St. Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
September 27, 2017, 11am PDT
$1.3 million in federal funding will contribute to a plan for three electric buses for Madison.
February 14, 2016, 9am PST
Metro Transit officials announced the opening date for the A Line—the first of potentially many more rapid bus routes featuring platform level boarding and signal priority.
November 5, 2015, 9am PST
Allowing buses to drive on the shoulder of highways when traffic slows has been shown to increase ridership, thus proving an important point: people will ride transit when it's a reasonable option.
Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector
February 13, 2015, 2pm PST
You, the voters, have decided: The worst bus stop in the United States is located in St. Louis, Missouri.
April 24, 2014, 7am PDT
With 55 per cent of the vote, King County voters on April 22 opposed increasing their sales tax by one-tenth of one per cent and increasing an annual auto registration fee by $60. 72 Metro Transit bus routes will be eliminated.
November 9, 2013, 9am PST
With record ridership stressing Seattle's public transit system, the last thing the city needs is a funding crisis created by political intransigence. Unfortunately, that's what the city seems to be getting, reports Tanya Snyder.