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Posts in Category: METRO Blue Line

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Big commitment brings ‘Small Kindnesses’ back to life 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:29:00 PM
Joe Scala firmly believes art supports individuals’ well-being. He also believes it should work properly. Those dual beliefs have been in evidence for the past 15 years as Scala has voluntarily and dutifully looked after nearly two-dozen [...]
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Sarah Gibson claims Rail Rodeo crown with calm demeanor 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:42:00 PM
Train Operator Sarah Gibson’s laid-back approach won her Metro Transit’s Rail Rodeo crown last Saturday. “I really didn’t do much to prepare. This is what I’ve been doing for five years now so operating a train is almost second nature, and [...]
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Final Four leads to record light rail ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:46:00 AM
The METRO Blue and Green lines each set single-day ridership records on Monday, April 8, when the NCAA Men’s Final Four championship game was held at U.S. Bank Stadium. There were 62,686 rides provided on the Blue Line and 68,210 rides on the [...]
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Train operator recalls 30-year-old CPR lessons, likely saving a passenger’s life 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:29:00 PM
Train operator Jim Peach (above left) was moved to take a CPR class 30 years ago after watching helplessly as a fellow Northwest Airlines mechanic died of a heart attack at work. The next time he saw someone stricken when he was on the job, Peach [...]
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Light rail, Bus Rapid Transit lines set annual ridership records 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 11, 2019 1:00:00 PM
It was another record-setting year for Metro Transit’s light rail and Bus Rapid Transit lines. The Green Line, Blue Line and A Line each saw their highest annual ridership ever in 2018, breaking records that were set just a year [...]
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