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Light-rail vehicles ready for all seasons 

| Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1:10:00 PM
Metro Transit’s light-rail vehicles are becoming even more weather-hardened. Pantographs that are specially-equipped to cut through ice on overhead wires are being installed on all 27 Bombardier light-rail vehicles and 32 of the newer Siemens [...]
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Vikings fans bleed purple, ride Green 

| Tuesday, November 4, 2014 1:22:00 PM
Vikings fans have long enjoyed traveling to and from home games on light rail. And while it’s been all about the METRO Blue Line in past seasons, the opening of the METRO Green Line and a move to TCF Bank Stadium has changed the gameday [...]
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Decade later, Blue Line is booming 

| Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:00:00 AM
From General Manager Brian Lamb When the METRO Blue Line opened a decade ago, residents hadn’t moved around the Twin Cities on rail since buses replaced streetcars five decades earlier. People weren’t sure what to make of the new light-rail [...]
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Route 23: A crosstown community on 38th Street 

| Monday, May 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
When Liz Conway needs to get to the airport, she rolls her suitcase down the block, catches a Route 23 bus and makes her way east to the METRO Blue Line’s 38th Street Station, where she continues south on the train. “It’s absolutely the easiest [...]
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Transit ridership hits a 57-year high 

| Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Transit ridership hit a 57-year high last year, according to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association. Americans took nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013 according to the industry group. That marked a 1 percent increase from [...]
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