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Data shows 54% increase in crimes on Metro Transit trains, buses in 2022

Drugs and weapons crimes increased the most, followed by liquor law violations.

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Tiny kitten survives ride on underside of Metro Transit bus

The bus driver was alerted by the kitten's meows.

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After Frey veto, Minneapolis council approves revised Hennepin Ave. plan

The new plan, which passed the committee on a 5-1 vote, mandates a dedicated transit lane along the corridor for at least six hours of the day.

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Blue Line to shut down for 5 weeks between MSP and Mall of America

Metro Transit is calling it the "largest construction project" ever in the line's history.

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Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.

The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.

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Motorcyclist killed in crash shortly after hitting bus is identified

Jefferey Sonczalla, 58, died at the hospital shortly after the crash.

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Man fatally stabbed on Metro Transit bus in Uptown, Minneapolis

It happened just two blocks east of a deadly shooting that happened two hours earlier.

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Southwest LRT may now cost $2.75B, won't open until 2027

Met Council said last year it would open in 2023.

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Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus

The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.

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Southwest LRT may cost $210M more, take 3 years longer to build

The Met Council is proposing a settlement with one of its contractors due to disputes over construction changes.

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Charges: Man stabs bus driver numerous times with pen, screwdriver

Officers had to pull the attacker off the 63-year-old driver when they arrived, charges say.

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St. Paul Public Schools announces 'last-minute' school bus disruptions

K-12 students are set to begin the 2020-21 school year on Sept. 9.

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Metro Transit is adding more police, community service officers

The move comes as people return to commuting on public transit.

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Metro Transit to buy new electric buses with larger batteries

The funds are coming via a $4.2M federal grant.

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Pandemic still significantly impacting Metro Transit ridership

Transit officials said there are signs ridership is slowly rebounding.

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BCA identifies Metro Transit officer who witnessed homicide, shot suspect

A 33-year-old Minneapolis man was killed by the suspect. The man shot by the officer is now in jail.

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Metro Transit officer witnesses homicide, shoots and injures suspect

The shooting suspect suffered a non-fatal gunshot injury.

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Metro Transit increasing passenger limits on buses, trains

Metro Transit for nearly a year has limited the number of passengers on public transit to 25% of capacity and has stressed that people only use it for essential travel.

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Free Metro Mobility rides for health care workers to end March 1

The Met Council cites growing ridership among paying customers and vaccine availability

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Metro Transit workers threaten strike

Unionized Metro Transit workers rejected a contract offer from the Metropolitan Council by a 94% vote.