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Posts in Category: METRO Green Line

Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety and Security Action Plan

Test will help determine if fewer light rail vehicles improves customer experience  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, July 5, 2022 9:35:00 AM
From July 9 through August 19, people who take the METRO Blue and Green lines will notice something different than they’re used to – light rail vehicles traveling in sets of two, rather than three. The temporary switch is being made to see [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul Transit Improvements

Plastic seats the new norm on light rail vehicles 

| Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:58:00 PM
The cloth seats customers once found – and sometimes avoided – on light rail vehicles are no more. This summer, light rail technicians finished swapping out more than 13,000 cloth seat backs and bottoms with new, custom-designed plastic seats [...]
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Rain reveals artwork at rail stations, bus stops 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:08:00 PM
Remember to glance at the pavement the next time you’re waiting for a bus or light rail train in the rain. You might be pleasantly surprised. The work of four Minneapolis artists was recently applied with rain-activated invisible spray at [...]
Light Rail METRO Green Line St. Paul

Train operator Latina Laramee marks personal milestones this Mother’s Day  

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:18:00 PM
For Mother’s Day, Train Operator Latina Laramee of Fridley can celebrate herself this year. A single mother, Laramee landed a bus operator job with Metro Transit in 2011. The change allowed her to have one job instead of three, while still [...]
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Transit Police help move nearly 400 people into permanent housing 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:45:00 PM
Nearly 400 people have found permanent housing in the two years since the Metro Transit Police Department and the Metropolitan Council's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) partnered to help those sheltering on transit. The first move-in [...]
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