Dangerous driving reportedly "more egregious" this year in Minneapolis and its suburbs.
Buses will fill in for trains on part of the Blue Line on Friday night.
Lane reductions on I-35W, I-94 could slow travel.
After an extended heat wave, "we see this," said a MnDOT spokesperson.
The agency is combining a hiring fair with the finals of its Bus Roadeo on Saturday at the Mall of America.
The $30 passes will allow Minneapolis Public Schools students to take unlimited rides through Sept. 6.
Construction on suburban Lexington Avenue has reduced a business corridor to one lane in one direction.
The Minneapolis City Council dropped the idea of having bus lanes in effect during only parts of the day.
A motorist tipped off authorities and the Animal Humane Society, who responded to the scene on Tuesday afternoon.
Drivers say the layout still leads to traffic jams and dangerous conditions.
Stations in Hennepin and Ramsey counties had the lowest average prices in the metro area, with Anoka County — at $4.56 a gallon — the highest, AAA said.
Motorists also will find closures on Cedar Avenue in the south metro, I-494 in Woodbury and Hwy. 55 in Mendota Heights.
With free rides as an incentive, Metro Transit is asking the public to pitch in to help keep bus stops clean and safe.
The agency also is resuming express service from the Parkway Transit Station.
Trains, buses and other services all saw increases.
Dedicated bus lanes could be in effect only certain hours initially, but could transition to full-time bus lanes.
The crash happened about 3 a.m. near the Dale Street exit.
The Minnesota State Patrol launched a high-intensity patrol over fishing opener weekend in the Brainerd Lakes area, and troopers throughout the summer will target a…
MnDOT putting down new chip seal on the Mendota Bridge, replacing material that has been peeling away for years.
Lane closures also impact drivers on Hwy. 10 in Anoka, I-94 in downtown St. Paul and Hwy. 55 in Eagan and Inver Grove Heights.