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What to know about using Text for Safety 

Posted by Joshua Nichols | Thursday, February 15, 2024 6:17:00 AM
Have you ever been on a bus or a train and felt unsafe or saw something that just didn’t look right? Calling or texting 911 is always the best way to report an emergency or an in-progress crime, but if you don’t feel comfortable making that [...]
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Buses moving from Hennepin to Nicollet during construction 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:14:00 PM
There will be a lot more buses moving up and down Nicollet Mall soon. Beginning Monday, April 15, routes that normally serve Hennepin Avenue will be detoured to Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The detours will remain in place for up [...]
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Construction leads to detours in downtown Minneapolis 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, March 4, 2019 1:03:00 PM
Multiple routes will be detoured off a busy downtown Minneapolis street beginning Saturday, March 9, the first of several service changes that will occur this year due to road construction in the city center. Beginning March 9, southbound [...]
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How are trips impacted by Daylight Savings Time? 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 1, 2018 1:46:00 PM
When Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday morning, many people will enjoy an extra hour of sleep. At Metro Transit, though, setting clocks back an hour presents a unique challenge – and some extra work. To compensate for the time change, rail [...]
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How to help us help you when days get darker 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, October 29, 2018 10:12:00 AM
After we roll back the clock and there’s less daylight, we enter a period when data has shown an increase in pedestrian, bicycle, scooter and motor vehicle collisions. The simple equation looks like this: Less daylight + increased traffic + [...]
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