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From GM Lesley Kandaras Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety and Security Action Plan Transit Police

Listening, learning strengthens resolve to improve public safety on transit  

Posted by nmuehlhausen | Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:11:00 PM
Thank you to everyone who turned out last week to share valuable feedback with leaders who spent time riding light rail and at stations. Reflecting on her experience, General Manager Lesley Kandaras said she appreciated hearing how much riders [...]
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Light rail helper: 'This is the most fulfilled I've ever felt' 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 30, 2023 8:47:00 PM
When Blue Line trains pull into the Mall of America, Tyler Lewis is there. As a light rail helper, Lewis walks through each train that comes in to pick up litter and tend to other on-board messes between trips. The work might sound a little [...]
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Focus on workforce development brings welcome signs of progress 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 2, 2023 8:03:00 PM
From Brian Funk, Chief Operating Officer In early February, more than 150 job seekers visited our new North Loop Garage to test drive a bus, get help completing their applications, and sit down for an interview all within about an [...]
In the News Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line

Winter weather brings out the best 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 23, 2023 9:05:00 PM
It’s not often we suggest people limit their travel. Thank you to those who played it safe and helped us do our job serving people who really needed it. Those who rode it out with us had some kind things to say, too. A sampling of what we [...]
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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 [...]
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