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More new bus stop signs installed 

A new bus stop sign is installed on American Boulevard. Efforts to install new bus stop signs around the region picked back up again this month.

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Monday, August 08, 2016 8:17:00 AM Categories: Bus Transit Information

Aspiring Mechanic-Technicians build skills, confidence 

"It’s a second chance at life I never expected to get,” says participant in program putting job-seekers on a path toward becoming Mechanic-Technicians.

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Posted by kerrdb Monday, August 01, 2016 12:10:00 PM Categories: Bus Bus Maintenance

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
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