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Posts in Category: Go Green

Go Green Light Rail

Sunshine harnessed for electricity at LRT facility 

| Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:30:00 PM
Metro Transit is getting a little greener (again). This month, a new 40-kilowatt solar array will come online at the Light Rail Support Facility, located east of the METRO Blue Line on Franklin Avenue. The facility serves as a base for all Metro [...]
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How transit helps clear the road 

| Friday, November 22, 2013 4:00:00 PM
Buses, trains and other modes of transit carry more people more efficiently – a point that was made vividly clear in an image that recently circulated on the Internet. The image sets side-by-side the amount of road space consumed by [...]
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Enjoying the shared ride 

| Monday, September 30, 2013 2:45:00 PM
When Jan Kaster’s knees began to go and she found it too difficult to use the bus, she thought she might have to retire early. But the Thomson Reuters editor found a way to keep working: she joined a carpool. Using Metro Transit’s Carpool [...]
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KFAI: Metro Transit's super-hybrid buses cleanest in the nation 

| Monday, September 16, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Metro Transit’s super-hybrid buses – dubbed the cleanest hybrid-electric buses in the United States – were recently featured in a KFAI radio segment. Introduced at the Minnesota State Fair in 2012, Metro Transit’s two Xcelsior buses are [...]
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Recycle when you ride 

| Monday, September 9, 2013 12:03:00 PM
Metro Transit customers will notice something new the next time they’re at the METRO Blue Line’s Target Field Station: a blue and yellow recycling bin. The station is home to one of ten new recycling containers that were installed after Labor [...]
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