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At the University of Minnesota, a transit pass in every pocket 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:45:00 AM
For the past 23 years, students at the University of Minnesota have had the opportunity to buy passes that let them ride transit as often as needed for about $100 a semester. Now, they’ll get an even better deal. Beginning this fall, [...]
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After 50 years, “happy people” keep longest-serving employee coming back  

| Thursday, January 27, 2022 8:29:00 PM
You don’t stay at the same job for a half century without really liking your colleagues. “It’s the happy people,” said Revenue Processing Specialist Ian Stevens, who celebrated his 50th anniversary at Metro Transit on Jan. 27, 2022. [...]
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New transit pass program for apartment, condo dwellers rolling out this summer 

| Thursday, August 5, 2021 9:16:00 PM
Fitness room, check. Community room, check. Transit passes, check? Yes, some apartment and condominium owners will soon add passes that allow residents to ride transit for free to their list of amenities. After a successful 2019 pilot, Metro [...]
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Safeguards allow for return of front-door boarding on August 1 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 24, 2020 7:45:00 AM
Customers encouraged to purchase fares using Go-To Cards, Metro Transit App Metro Transit customers will resume boarding buses through the front door on Saturday, Aug. 1. Onboard fare collection will also resume on August 1. In response [...]
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Transition to new farebox technology continues 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:04:00 AM
Revenue Mechanical Technician Bee Her, above, is among those installing new fareboxes. More of Metro Transit's buses are being outfitted with new and improved fareboxes. To date, the new fareboxes have been installed on nearly 100 buses, [...]
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