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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 [...]
COVID-19 Light Rail

Stronger filters will provide cleaner air on light rail vehicles 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:23:00 AM
Technicians Jeff Stanley, left, and Rich Cipala, right, designed custom frames for the enhanced air filters they are installing in light rail vehicles. ​ Air filters that can more efficiently capture virus-causing particles are being installed in [...]
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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 [...]
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