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Bus Safety

Using 'Keys' to put safety first 

| Monday, September 23, 2013 1:00:00 PM
When Randy Finch began working at Metro Transit, fares were 30 cents, bus drivers didn’t wear seatbelts and buses could move with relative freedom on local streets and highways. The world has changed a bit since then. But there is one thing [...]
Bus In the News Safety

WCCO: Testing Bus Driving Skills with Metro Transit 

| Monday, September 23, 2013 12:23:00 PM
WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas recently got behind the wheel of a Metro Transit bus to illustrate the challenges of driving the 40-foot long, 50,000-pound vehicle. The segment aired in conjunction with the annual Roadeo competition, which is being held this [...]
From the GM METRO Green Line Minneapolis Safety St. Paul Transit Improvements

Green Line progress on track 

| Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2:00:00 PM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager The Minnesota State Fair is over but our planning for next year’s event is already underway. One of the most changes we’re preparing for: light-rail connections from the METRO Green Line. The [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Safety

More maintenance, more miles 

| Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:03:00 PM
Judging strictly by appearances, the 1984 Ford tow truck kept at the Martin J. Ruter Garage in Brooklyn Center may not seem particularly noteworthy. But the truck has a distinct honor: it is the oldest vehicle in Metro Transit’s fleet. After [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety

Close call on METRO Blue Line provides safety reminder 

| Friday, August 16, 2013 9:24:00 AM
Rusdon Torbenson considers himself extremely lucky. On June 15, Torbenson was biking westbound on East 35th Street. After crossing Hiawatha Avenue, he biked around the lowered, flashing gate arms. Though he saw a METRO Blue Line train traveling [...]
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