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Riders Almanac - Metro Transit's Blog

Shelters for small spaces introduced 

The “slim shelters” are two feet deep at the base but still have the standard four-foot deep rooftop to provide shade and protection from the elements. The shelters will also have a small bench and a location for transit information.The new “slim shelters” are two feet deep at the base but have a larger rooftop to provide shade and protection from the elements.

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Friday, July 29, 2016 9:58:00 AM Categories: Bus Community Shelters

Staff preserving transit of today and yesterday 

Several Metro Transit staffers are actively involved in the preservation of the region's transportation history.

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Posted by kerrdb Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:51:00 PM Categories: Community Light Rail Retro Transit

A Line opening sparks curiosity, enthusiasm 

Customers board the A Line at Snelling and University avenues on Saturday, June 11.Region's first rapid bus line connects major destinations with faster, more frequent service. 

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'Night Owl' service expanding to serve late-night commuters 

Overnight service is being added to routes 10 and 18 beginning Saturday, June 11. Routes 10 and 18 will join a growing network of routes with 24-hour service beginning Saturday, June 11. 

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Posted by kerrdb Thursday, June 09, 2016 12:20:00 PM Categories: A Line BRT Bus Minneapolis

A half-century later, career comes to a close 

Sy Sharp retired in early-2016 with more than 52 years of service in Metro Transit's Bus Maintenance department. “To put your heart and soul into something for 52 years, then just stop doing it is very difficult,” Maintenance Manager Sy Sharp says after retiring with 52 years of service.

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Posted by kerrdb Monday, June 06, 2016 4:15:00 PM Categories: Bus Retro Transit

At Hamline Station, a welcome combination of affordable housing and transit 

ReJeana Hill moved into a new apartment at Hamline Station earlier this year so she could be close to the METRO Green Line. Residents at Hamline Station are enjoying their new homes, ideally located on the METRO Green Line. 

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Monday, May 16, 2016 10:19:00 AM Categories: Community METRO Green Line On the METRO

Know Your Operator: Hector Espinoza 

Seeking a better work-life balance, Hector Espinoza decided to take off his chef's hat and begin a new career in transportation. He hasn't looked back since. 

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Posted by kerrdb Thursday, May 05, 2016 9:12:00 AM Categories: Bus Know Your Operator
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