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From the General Manager: Help us show more people what we have to offer   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, April 10, 2024 8:15:00 AM
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already riding transit at least somewhat regularly. But there are a lot of people in our region who haven’t been on transit lately, if ever. In a recent regional survey, just 43% of those familiar [...]
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Service reductions reflect commitment to reliability, not resignation  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, December 2, 2022 11:50:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra On December 3, we’ll celebrate a major milestone in our effort to create a stronger regional network of Bus Rapid Transit and light rail lines. The opening of the METRO D Line is an especially big step [...]
Bus From the GM Light Rail

Service changes reflect commitment to reliability 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, August 5, 2022 10:10:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Reducing service is never easy, especially when ridership is growing and we know how helpful it would be to put more buses and trains out into the community. But to protect the reliability of our service [...]
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Sometimes providing a reliable service requires difficult choices 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, November 1, 2021 10:02:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra While the pandemic has reduced ridership, we’ve continued to keep buses and trains running so people can use transit to get where they need to go. However, like many transit agencies, we are facing a [...]
COVID-19 From the GM

Commitment to continual improvement will not be short-lived 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, August 11, 2021 9:41:00 PM
A message from General Manager Wes Kooistra In a few short weeks, service on several express routes serving downtown Minneapolis, downtown St. Paul, and the University of Minnesota will be restored or expanded. We’ll also begin running light [...]
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