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Plastic seats being tested on some light rail vehicles 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:21:00 AM
Responding to customer feedback, Metro Transit is trying something new on some Blue Line trains – plastic seats. Technicians put plastic seats in the upper seating area of a Blue Line train a few months ago and plan to install them in the same [...]
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Fuhrmann leaves passenger rail legacy for generations to come 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Decades from now, people taking trains to college classes, a hospital shift or office job, to restaurants and sporting venues, or to the airport won’t have a clue they have Mark Fuhrmann to thank. Even today, many have not heard of Fuhrmann—and [...]
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Super Bowl festivities boost ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 9, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Super Bowl festivities provided a notable ridership boost earlier this year. The Green and Blue lines and the Northstar Commuter Rail Line each saw their highest-ever January ridership totals and nearly 210,000 additional rides were taken over [...]
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Rail lines set records as Metro Transit ridership tops 81.9 million in 2017 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM
A record number of light rail and commuter rail rides were taken in 2017 as Metro Transit’s annual ridership topped 81.9 million. Metro Transit has provided more than 80 million rides in each of the past seven years, sustaining the highest [...]
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Big snow met with persistence, praise 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:56:00 PM
The Twin Cities was hit with its biggest winter storm in seven years on Monday, bringing a foot or more of snow to several parts of the metro. Snow-covered roads and traffic delays caused widespread bus delays, with many operators pulling in [...]
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