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Detection system keeps trains moving safely through airport tunnel 

| Thursday, May 19, 2022 4:38:00 PM
A few people a year, deer and the occasional raccoon try to walk, run or scamper through the light rail tunnel under the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. But they don't often get very far without being detected. Sensors in the [...]
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Plastic seats the new norm on light rail vehicles 

| Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:58:00 PM
The cloth seats customers once found – and sometimes avoided – on light rail vehicles are no more. This summer, light rail technicians finished swapping out more than 13,000 cloth seat backs and bottoms with new, custom-designed plastic seats [...]
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Rain reveals artwork at rail stations, bus stops 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:08:00 PM
Remember to glance at the pavement the next time you’re waiting for a bus or light rail train in the rain. You might be pleasantly surprised. The work of four Minneapolis artists was recently applied with rain-activated invisible spray at [...]
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Despite challenges, public facility workers endure, empathize 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:17:00 AM
Julie Mickus isn’t easily rattled. And at 64, the former bus operator and mother says she tries to start each day by letting go of whatever may have upset her the day before. Her ability to stay positive has been especially helpful over the [...]
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Transit Police help move nearly 400 people into permanent housing 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:45:00 PM
Nearly 400 people have found permanent housing in the two years since the Metro Transit Police Department and the Metropolitan Council's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) partnered to help those sheltering on transit. The first move-in [...]
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