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Bus From the GM Light Rail

Service changes reflect commitment to reliability 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, August 5, 2022 10:10:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Reducing service is never easy, especially when ridership is growing and we know how helpful it would be to put more buses and trains out into the community. But to protect the reliability of our service [...]
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 Safety Transit Police

Cameras provide real-time look into light rail vehicles 

| Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:23:00 AM
When a passenger was assaulted on a light rail vehicle this spring, it didn’t take long for supervisors in Metro Transit’s Rail Control Center to hear about it – or see it. Alerted by the train operator, rail supervisors pulled up live video [...]
Bus Light Rail

Many hands make snow work 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:12:00 AM
Responding to winter weather is a team effort. From our service garages to our Transit Control Center, employees are out early and often preparing for, responding to, and ultimately cleaning up any time snow falls. As snow fell on Tuesday, Feb. [...]
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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