Twin Cities, Chicago see transit shutdowns as unrest continues

Systems in Denver, Cleveland stop or limit downtown service
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Some transit and commuter rail operations are suspended today as a result of continuing protests and unrest that erupted in cities across the nation over the weekend.

In Minneapolis-St. Paul — the flashpoint for the protests following last week’s death of George Floyd during an arrest by Minneapolis police — Metro Transit has extended through today a shutdown that began Friday. It will update plans for Tuesday by 8 p.m. today.

In Chicago, all Metra commuter rail operations are shut down today “for the safety of the public and our employees, and because of municipal travel restrictions that are limiting the ability of our workers to reach job sites;” Chicago Transit Authority operations, shut down Sunday evening, resumed today at 6 a.m. but will not operate in the downtown area; the CTA website has details.

Denver’s Regional Transportation District will continue to suspend service in and out of downtown at least through the end of Monday. Similarly, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s website says it has “no access into downtown,” is rerouting buses, and closed its downtown Tower City Station. RTA offices are also closed.

Miami; Atlanta; Los Angeles; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; and Sacramento, Calif., are among cities that also saw full or partial shutdowns over the weekend. All appear to have resumed operations as of this morning, but all operations are subject to change.






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