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Riders Almanac - Metro Transit's Blog

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

Commuter Choice Awards recognize sustainable transportation leaders 

Commuter Choice Awards celebrate employers, organizations and individuals who share a commitment to sustainable transportation.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:01:00 PM Categories: Bicycle Carpool Car-Sharing Community Go Green Rideshare Vanpool

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
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