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Preserving public art adorning transit stations 

Posted by Kathy Graul | Friday, July 28, 2017 10:05:00 AM
Because it’s so dispersed – and in some cases cleverly disguised – it’s difficult to appreciate how pervasive public art is across the transit system. But with more than 70 distinct pieces, Metro Transit is the caretaker of one of the largest [...]
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Northern Spark brings virtual reality experience to Green Line 

Posted by jennasbennett | Friday, June 9, 2017 2:24:00 PM
With events spread throughout the Green Line corridor, light rail will play a major role in this year’s Northern Sparks arts festival. That’s especially true for CHAOS ON THE GREEN LINE, one of 70 public art pieces that will be featured during [...]
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Monday Night Football helps set new single-day light rail ridership record 

| Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:40:00 PM
A dose of Monday Night Football helped set a new single-day light rail ridership record on Monday, Oct. 3. There were a combined 122,529 rides on the METRO Green and Blue lines on that day, surpassing the previous single-day light-rail ridership [...]
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Work underway on new Nicollet Mall Station platform 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:30:00 PM
Efforts to complete a new platform at Nicollet Mall Station began this week. Located immediately east of the northbound track, the platform was partially constructed in 2013 as work was underway on an adjacent 26-story apartment building, Nic on [...]
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A Line opening sparks curiosity, enthusiasm 

| Tuesday, June 14, 2016 8:38:00 AM
Car free for the last five years, Michelle Quaranto relies on transit to travel between her home near the Green Line’s Raymond Avenue Station and her job in Eagan. So when the A Line opened on Saturday, she was eager to see how her commute would [...]
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