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Posts in Category: METRO Blue Line

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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 [...]
METRO Blue Line

Signal improvements improving light rail reliability 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:05:00 AM
Travel times on the METRO Blue Line are becoming increasingly reliable. The most recent reliability improvements are the result of work done on the south end of the 12-mile light rail line, between the Minneapolis-St. Paul International [...]
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Resuming service with renewed commitment to community  

| Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:29:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Words cannot capture the pain caused by George Floyd’s horrific and senseless death. The destruction of community resources and local businesses added to that pain. As General Manager, I want to assure [...]
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Electricians find a permanent fix to a perennial problem 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:46:00 PM
In late-2018, frustrated by repeatedly repairing on-demand heaters customers use while waiting for a bus or train on cold days, Electrician Jim Davis came up with an idea. What would happen, he thought, if the heat-creating bulbs, frequently [...]
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