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Super Bowl festivities boost ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 9, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Super Bowl festivities provided a notable ridership boost earlier this year. The Green and Blue lines and the Northstar Commuter Rail Line each saw their highest-ever January ridership totals and nearly 210,000 additional rides were taken over [...]
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Rail lines set records as Metro Transit ridership tops 81.9 million in 2017 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM
A record number of light rail and commuter rail rides were taken in 2017 as Metro Transit’s annual ridership topped 81.9 million. Metro Transit has provided more than 80 million rides in each of the past seven years, sustaining the highest [...]
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Northern Spark brings virtual reality experience to Green Line 

Posted by jennasbennett | Friday, June 9, 2017 2:24:00 PM
With events spread throughout the Green Line corridor, light rail will play a major role in this year’s Northern Sparks arts festival. That’s especially true for CHAOS ON THE GREEN LINE, one of 70 public art pieces that will be featured during [...]
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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, [...]
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Wilken recognized with Distinguished Career Award 

| Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:11:00 PM
Revenue Operations Supervisor Bill Wilken has seen quite a few changes since he began his career cleaning buses more than 40 years ago. Many of them were of his own making, too. After transferring to Sales Operations in the early 1980s, Wilken [...]
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