With the increasing commercialization of transit vehicles, it was only a matter of time before some riders objected to the advertising message of one of Metro Transit’s buses or light rail cars. Read more →
A Minnesota Court of Appeals panel today ruled that surveillance video on Metro Transit buses is public information and ordered them released to a Twin Cities TV station. Read more →
A lot of people are ripping off the system, the Pioneer Press reports today, citing an audit showing Green Line riders in particular are dodging fares. Read more →
In the wake of our discussion downstream about Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan for tax and fee increases to solve Minnesota’s transportation ills, CityLab has a well-timed article today: Why can’t public transit be free? Read more →
Is the Green Line more a transportation system or development tool? Read more →
MPR reporter Laura Yuen’s fine story on the the new Green Line light rail service is quite a bucket of cold water for those of us who’ve been fairly anxiously awaiting the inauguration of service one month from today.
The initial estimate of a 40-minute trip on the rail line between downtown Saint Paul and downtown Minneapolis was already far too long — it’s a 26-minute bus trip now — and now, Yuen reports, test trains have taken an hour or more. Read more →