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Posts in Category: METRO Blue Line

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Wig-Wag lights heighten LRT visibility 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, April 25, 2016 2:17:00 PM
Sitting on shop carts in a basement workshop at the Hiawatha Operations and Maintenance Facility are dozens of metal and plastic modules, each outfitted with a set of relays, sequencing devices and a tight bundle of red, blue, white and yellow [...]
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New transit-friendly HQ a perfect ‘Match’ 

| Monday, December 14, 2015 9:00:00 AM
When Be the Match relocated to its new North Loop headquarters, Michael Smith thought he'd continue driving to work. But weeks after the relocation, he gave up on the idea of driving and using one of the few underground parking spaces available [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line

Keeping light-rail vehicles in shape for the long haul 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, December 4, 2015 1:55:00 PM
After logging more than 700,000 miles, Metro Transit’s first generation of light-rail vehicles is getting some extra attention. Electro Mechanic-Technicians at the Minneapolis Operations and Maintenance Facility recently embarked on a [...]
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In S. Minneapolis, new shelter ‘shines like a beacon’ 

| Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:52:00 AM
After years of campaigning, Standish-Ericsson resident Francy Scurato finally got her wish. Earlier this year, Metro Transit removed a rusting, privately-owned shelter at the corner of East 38th Street and South 28th Avenue and put in its place a [...]
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Light-rail ridership continues to climb 

| Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:21:00 AM
Light-rail ridership continued to climb in October, continuing a historic year for the METRO Green and Blue lines. Nearly 1.3 million Green Line rides were recorded last month, beating the light-rail line's previous monthly high of 1.25 million [...]
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