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Bus Community Light Rail

Tech program helps jobs seekers find new hope, career path 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, May 12, 2017 9:19:00 AM
Some eager job seekers are getting an opportunity to pursue careers as Metro Transit technicians. The Metro Transit Technician program combines workforce readiness and on-the-job training, support toward earning a degree and an internship. [...]
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Awards recognize sustainable transportation leaders 

Posted by jennasbennett | Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:51:00 AM
When Augsburg University began building its new Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion in 2015, the college lost about 20 percent of the 1,000 parking spaces at its West Bank campus. The sudden loss in parking led Beth Reissenweber, [...]
Bus Community Light Rail METRO Green Line

On transit, making an impression with poetry 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 31, 2017 3:11:00 PM
For the past 20 years, Michael Kleber-Diggs has shared his poetry with a live audience, reading the room and enjoying the conversation that follows. Capturing the reaction to one of his newest poems, The Green Line, has been a little more [...]
Community METRO Green Line

Artist's vision comes to life on light rail train 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:56:00 PM
Andrea Carlson isn't used to chasing her artwork around. But when her canvas becomes a 100,000-pound light-rail vehicle, it's about the only way to get a glimpse of the finished product. Carlson managed to catch up with the train twice last [...]
Community Transit Police

Police put youth on a new path through Youth Diversion Program 

| Friday, December 2, 2016 11:59:00 AM
A juvenile diversion program piloted this year has helped Metro Transit police build relationships with youth offenders. Officers involved in the Youth Diversion Program work directly with juveniles (ages 12 to 18) facing their first charges from [...]
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