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Community Shelters St. Paul

Leukemia diagnosis, love of transit lead mother-daughter to Adopt-A-Stop program 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, February 28, 2024 9:42:00 PM
People have a lot of reasons for adopting bus stops and light rail stations through the Adopt-A-Stop program. For Keshawn Williams and her daughter Josephine, the inspiration came from an unlikely place – a leukemia diagnosis that [...]
Bus Community Shelters

Adopt-a-Stop program revived and expanded 

| Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:52:00 PM
When Deb Winsor walked to her Uptown bus stop, she was often irked by the amount of litter she found along the way. So she decided to act, joining a growing number of people who have joined the recently revived and expanded Adopt-a-Stop [...]
Community Public Art

On buses and at shelters, artists seek to bring ‘hope and happiness’ 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:43:00 PM
Artists Melodee Strong, left, and Timi Bliss, right, with their shelter artwork. When Timi Bliss wrote and illustrated her books “In Search of the Gingerbread Man” and “In Search of the Sandman,” she put her granddaughter Charlie at the [...]
Community Light Rail

Pandemic prompts rail supervisor to put 3-D printer to good use   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:27:00 AM
 Senior Rail Supervisor Jonathon Hendrickson has always been compelled to help.    This year, he found the opportunity to do so by finding new uses for a 60-watt laser cutter he’s largely used to create gifts, and a 3-D printer he purchased [...]
Community Equity

MCUB program opening doors for underutilized businesses 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:25:00 PM
Clockwise from top left: KMS Airduct Cleaning owner Ken McCraley visits with Facilities Maintenance staff; Katherine Howard delivers packages of gloves to Metro Transit’s Overhaul Base on Monday, Nov. 2; staff from St. Paul-based 4RM+ULA; Stacia [...]
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