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Sarah Gibson claims Rail Rodeo crown with calm demeanor 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:42:00 PM
Train Operator Sarah Gibson’s laid-back approach won her Metro Transit’s Rail Rodeo crown last Saturday. “I really didn’t do much to prepare. This is what I’ve been doing for five years now so operating a train is almost second nature, and [...]
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Final Four leads to record light rail ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:46:00 AM
The METRO Blue and Green lines each set single-day ridership records on Monday, April 8, when the NCAA Men’s Final Four championship game was held at U.S. Bank Stadium. There were 62,686 rides provided on the Blue Line and 68,210 rides on the [...]
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Know Your Operator: DJ Gonte 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 15, 2019 8:24:00 AM
Growing up in Ethiopia’s capitol city, DJ Gonte didn’t live far from a train station. Watching the trains pull in and out gave him an early and deep love for railroading. Years later, it would also lead him to what he now describes as his [...]
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Light rail, Bus Rapid Transit lines set annual ridership records 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 11, 2019 1:00:00 PM
It was another record-setting year for Metro Transit’s light rail and Bus Rapid Transit lines. The Green Line, Blue Line and A Line each saw their highest annual ridership ever in 2018, breaking records that were set just a year [...]
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Icy conditions present unique, rare challenge 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 4, 2019 1:25:00 PM
Winter weather is nothing new to our region, or to Metro Transit. So when snow or ice arrives, we know how to respond. There are times, though, when conditions present unavoidable challenges. Such was the case on Monday morning, when freezing [...]
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