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2011

"Trusted Advocate" program provides new model for collaborative transit planning

        MPR reports on a new partnership between District Councils and Metro Transit in the Central Corridor.

Public art at light rail stations revisited

        WCCO surveys public art incorporated into station designs along the Hiawatha light rail line.

Magazines laud national proliferation of Twin Cities' homegrown transit advantage

        Scientific American's Plugged In and The Atlantic's Cities blogs cover our bus-only shoulders.

Metro Transit Police quell cell phone thefts using multiple tactics

      Metro magazine profiles efforts of Metro Transit Police to reduce theft of mobile devices.

Company offers easy audio tours via light rail

      Twin Cities Live rides the Hiawatha line with MSP Tours and learns a little more about our fair cities.

Holidazzle transit tradition continues in parade's 20th year

       MinnPost previews free rides to the 2011 Target Holidazzle and recalls the "Twinkle Bus."

Kansas City, Charlotte area look to Twin Cities’ bus-only shoulders

        New bus-only shoulders come to KC and NC - Twin Cities commuters enjoy 290+ miles of them.

"You don't have to drive alone"

Read MinnPost's report from the 21st annual Commuter Choice Awards.

Classical music-loving bus driver shares a playlist

Route 21 driver Scott Seal does a guest turn on MPR's Music with Minnesotans program.

Ridership continues to climb through Q3 of 2011

MinnPost, Star Tribune, Fridley Patch and KSTP report on 2011 ridership gains through September.

Bus drivers saddle up for the Metro Transit Roadeo

See the StarTribune.com video on the annual safety and skills competition.

State Fair ridership tops 540,000 in 2011

Ridership was up more than 15 percent; MPR has the story. KSTP gets on the bus to learn why.

Transit tools for the year-round commuter

Read how this WCCO news director uses Metro Transit in her quest to leave the car behind.

Hiawatha Line exceeds ridership projections, keeps costs down

The Star Tribune overviews ridership and cost-effectiveness of the region's first light-rail line.

MPR, Star Tribune report on midyear Metro Transit ridership gains

Ridership is up 3.2% over the same period in 2010. Minnesota Public Radio and Star Tribune have more.

"Get on the bus"

         Does the title of this colorful editorial from White Bear Press say it all?

Metro Transit Police reduce crime and disorder throughout the transit system

Passenger Transport magazine reports on a dramatic drop in transit crime in the Twin Cities.

Transit and transportation are the focus of BOMA's special edition

Read the July 2011 newsletter from the Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater Minneapolis.

'Rescue buses' help families displaced by tornadoes

This KARE 11 video shows Metro Transit buses shuttling residents to shelters after devastating storms.

Northstar helps brighten a gloomy day at Target Field

A Brainerd Dispatch reporter files this story about his game-day train experience.

Star Tribune reports on the demand for transit in the south metro

Ridership has more than doubled at Kenrick Avenue Park & Ride in Lakeville.

Metro Transit, Twins team up for a winning inaugural season

Buses, light rail and commuter trains bring people out to the ballgame, from Passenger Transport.

Is Metro Transit Driver Darin Pavek up earlier than you?

Watch this KARE 11 Sunrise video with this night owl who focuses on safety and customer service.

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