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Riders Almanac - Metro Transit's Blog

Wig-Wag lights heighten LRT visibility 

Although not a requirement on light-rail, they are being installed across the fleet as yet another way to alert pedestrians, cyclists and motorists of an oncoming train.
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Posted by kerrdb Monday, April 25, 2016 2:17:00 PM Categories: Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety

Operators put their skills to the test in Rail Rodeo 

Rail operator Karl Obermeyer is no stranger to performing on stage. His comfort in front of a crowd helped him win Metro Transit's recent Rail Rodeo. 

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Posted by kerrdb Tuesday, April 05, 2016 11:37:00 AM Categories: Know Your Operator Light Rail Safety

Mitchell named MTPD Officer of the Year 

Chief John Harrington has talked a lot about community policing since taking the helm at the Metro Transit Police Department. Officer Leonard Mitchell has taken it to heart.

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Posted by kerrdb Tuesday, April 05, 2016 10:58:00 AM Categories: Community Safety Transit Police

Jan Homan: 40 years of service and a legacy that will last a lifetime 

Forty years after Jan Homan began his career sweeping buses, he retires as as one of Metro Transit's most venerated leaders.

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Posted by kerrdb Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:52:00 AM Categories: Bus Bus Maintenance Retro Transit

Route 11 joining Hi-Frequency Network 

A portion of Route 11 is joining the Hi-Frequency Network – a collection of high-ridership, urban routes with service so frequent there's no need to check a schedule.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:03:00 AM Categories: Bus Minneapolis Route of the Week

Know Your Operator: Renee Stafford 

After four decades of driving, Renee Stafford has become Metro Transit’s longest-tenured female operator.

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Friday, March 11, 2016 2:03:00 PM Categories: Know Your Operator

Techs take care of the technology behind transit 

Electronic Repair Techs in Metro Transit’s Radioshop maintain equipment that has turned buses into advanced mobile computers with up to a mile of wiring neatly tucked out of sight

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 3:36:00 PM Categories: A Line BRT Bus
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