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Transit-oriented development brings new life to Lake Street 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, November 3, 2015 8:38:00 AM
Drawn by its affordability and central location, Michael Denny moved to the Corcoran neighborhood more than 36 years ago. Cities across America were in decline but even then, he said, he had a feeling good things were going to happen in this corner [...]
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Single-day LRT ridership tops 100K for first time 

| Monday, September 21, 2015 2:29:00 PM
Single-day ridership on the METRO Green and Blue lines recently topped 100,000 for the first time ever. The milestone came on Thursday, Sept. 3, when there were a combined 100,909 light-rail rides. Nearly 64,000 rides were provided on the Green [...]
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Blue, Green lines top 1 million rides in July 

| Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:20:00 PM
More than 1 million rides were taken on both the METRO Blue and Green lines last month, pushing total ridership through the end of July to nearly 49.4 million. Ridership on all modes — local and express buses, Northstar and light rail — is up [...]
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New paint brings new life to light-rail trains 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM
When light-rail vehicle 113 pulled into Metro Transit’s body shop earlier this spring, it was clear a decade of service had taken its toll. Scratches and dents were visible up and down each side of the vehicle. Paint was flaking in several spots [...]
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Good Question: How are light-rail rides counted? 

| Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:25:00 PM
With tens of thousands of customers boarding light-rail trains on the METRO Green and Blue lines every day, it’s reasonable to wonder just how Metro Transit keeps track of all those rides. The answer: Automatic Passenger Counters, or [...]
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