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Police put youth on a new path through Youth Diversion Program 

Officers involved in the Youth Diversion Program work directly with juveniles (ages 12 to 18) facing their first charges from Metro Transit police for minor, non-violent violations. 

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Friday, December 02, 2016 11:59:00 AM Categories: Community Transit Police

Know Your Operator: Alex Abay 

Train Operator Alex Abay at Union Depot Station in St. Paul. After growing up in Ethiopia, Alex Abay came to the Twin Cities to pursue a career in industrial chemistry or finance. He found his true calling in transit.  

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 2:59:00 PM Categories: Know Your Operator METRO Green Line

Reflections on November in the Twin Cities 

We take a look back at some of our favorite images from Instagram throughout the month of November. 

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Posted by Kathy Graul Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:13:00 AM Categories: Bus Community Light Rail Minneapolis St. Paul

Transit Police welcome 13 new officers 

New officers further build diversity, including the departments first Tibetan and Egyptian officers.

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Monday, November 14, 2016 11:22:00 AM Categories: Safety Transit Police

Fare toolbox grows with introduction of new mobile app 

Metro Transit's new app brings fare payments to an increasingly indispensable tool -- smartphones.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016 9:52:00 AM Categories: Bus Fares From the GM Light Rail

Good Question: How are buses and trains cleaned? 

With thousands of passengers boarding each day, keeping buses and trains clean is no simple task.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 2:42:00 PM Categories: Bus Light Rail

Wilken recognized with Distinguished Career Award 

Revenue Operations Supervisor Bill Wilken was recognized this week with the Minnesota Public Transportation Association’s Distinguished Career Award.Revenue Operations Supervisor Bill Wilken has seen quite a few changes since he began his career cleaning buses more than 40 years ago. Many of them were of his own making, too.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:11:00 PM Categories: Fares In the News
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