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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 [...]
Bus Community METRO Blue Line Shelters

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 [...]
METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Ridership

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 [...]
Bus METRO Blue Line Minneapolis On the METRO

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 [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line

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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