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Light rail vehicles being outfitted with plastic seats 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:58:00 PM
For the past 16 years, customers who have taken a seat on a light rail vehicle have rested on cloth seats. But the seats have proven difficult to keep clean and dry, particularly during winter months. To prevent future soggy bottoms and [...]
Community Light Rail

Pandemic prompts rail supervisor to put 3-D printer to good use   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:27:00 AM
 Senior Rail Supervisor Jonathon Hendrickson has always been compelled to help.    This year, he found the opportunity to do so by finding new uses for a 60-watt laser cutter he’s largely used to create gifts, and a 3-D printer he purchased [...]
Light Rail METRO Green Line

SWLRT full funding shows dedication to transit’s future 

| Friday, September 18, 2020 9:40:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra In a year full of challenges for Metro Transit, we received great news on September 14. The Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension), a vital extension of our transit system, received its Full Funding Grant [...]
Bus Light Rail

Good Question: How are buses and trains cleaned? 

| Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:42:00 PM
With thousands of passengers boarding each day, keeping buses and trains clean is a constant task. In fact, Metro Transit has nearly 100 employees who devote all or part of their time to sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and otherwise tidying up [...]
Light Rail Safety Transit Police

New cameras will improve light rail security, service 

| Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:23:00 AM
Metro Transit will soon have a much better picture of what’s happening inside light rail vehicles. Four high-resolution cameras offering 360-degree views will be installed inside the passenger areas of all 91 light rail vehicles this year, [...]
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