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From the GM

Greeting 2021 with renewed resolve 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:45:00 AM
A message from General Manager Wes Kooistra At Metro Transit, we greet each new year resolved to better serve our customers and our community. Despite all the challenges we face, this year is no different. In fact, there’s a lot to look [...]
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Focus on reliability and travel times brings big benefits 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, October 12, 2018 1:36:00 PM
From General Manager Brian Lamb When we ask transit riders what they want from us, we usually get a simple answer: They want us to show up on time and to get them to their destination as safely and quickly as possible. Bus-only shoulders, [...]
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Accessibility improvements ensure system works for everyone 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:38:00 PM
From General Manager Brian Lamb As an organization, we talk a lot about how important transit is to providing access to opportunity. That’s particularly true for people with disabilities who rely on transit to live a full and independent [...]
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Commitment to environment goes beyond sustainable transportation 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, April 20, 2018 2:10:00 PM
From General Manager Brian Lamb Passenger cars and other vehicles are Minnesota’s second-largest source of greenhouse gases, a leading cause of climate change and air pollution. And while advances in technology have led to a steady decline in [...]
Bus From the GM Minneapolis

Nicollet Mall revamp puts transit back at the center of downtown 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:34:00 PM
From General Manager Brian Lamb For the past two years, construction has prevented us from using one of the most important and popular features of our transit network – Nicollet Mall. Moving six of our busiest local bus routes to Hennepin [...]
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