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Bus Buddies help refugees build confidence, join community through transit 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:36:00 PM
One of the first places refugees resettling in the Twin Cities can turn to for support is the International Institute of Minnesota, which offers classes and other resources to help them become self-sufficient. But without a driver’s license or a [...]
Community METRO Green Line On the METRO

Model Cities creates a new model near Victoria Street Station 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:22:00 PM
Desean Isaac was among the first to move in when Model Cities opened the doors to its new mixed-use building in late 2017. One of the main appeals: The Green Line’s Victoria Street Station is just steps from the building’s door, allowing Isaac to [...]
Community

Piano puts emotion, diversity of transit passengers on display 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, June 4, 2018 3:03:00 PM
Alexandra Norwick doesn’t spend her time on transit idly. While riding buses and trains over the past several years, she’s created more than 100 sketches of her fellow passengers – a resting woman with her head tilted back, a man with shaggy [...]
Bus Community Light Rail

Taking time to say thanks on Transit Driver Appreciation Day 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 16, 2018 12:45:00 PM
Metro Transit’s 1,600 bus and train operators received extra kudos this week as supporters celebrated Transit Driver Appreciation Day. Transit Driver Appreciation Day got its start in 2009, when a group of riders in Seattle, Wash., wanted to show [...]
Community

A son’s memories lead to Wall of Fame honors 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, February 9, 2018 10:16:00 AM
For Metro Transit Safety Specialist Tim Bowman, White Castle is more than a place to get a steamed, five-hole hamburger. The restaurant is such a prominent part of his life, in fact, that Bowman recently wrote to the restaurant asking if they’d [...]
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