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Reflections on November in the Twin Cities 

Posted by Kathy Graul | Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:13:00 AM
Does anyone else feel like November has flown by? A presidential election, unseasonably warm temperatures and Vikings games in the new stadium are just a few of the highlights. We at Metro Transit are thankful for the opportunity to look back and [...]
Bus Fares From the GM Light Rail

Fare toolbox grows with introduction of new mobile app 

| Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:52:00 AM
From General Manager Brian Lamb When people leave their homes, there are a few essential items they’re likely carrying with them, including identification, credit or bank cards and a mobile phone. Less likely [...]
Community Light Rail Retro Transit

Staff preserving transit of today and yesterday 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:51:00 PM
Mike Miller was studying electronics when he paid his first visit to the newly-opened Como-Harriet Streetcar Line in south Minneapolis. Immediately intrigued, he began working alongside volunteers committed to keeping Streetcar No. 1300, a [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety

Wig-Wag lights heighten LRT visibility 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, April 25, 2016 2:17:00 PM
Sitting on shop carts in a basement workshop at the Hiawatha Operations and Maintenance Facility are dozens of metal and plastic modules, each outfitted with a set of relays, sequencing devices and a tight bundle of red, blue, white and yellow [...]
Know Your Operator Light Rail Safety

Operators put their skills to the test in Rail Rodeo 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, April 5, 2016 11:37:00 AM
As the lead singer for the band Capital Sons, Karl Obermeyer is comfortable performing in front of a crowd. On Saturday, he put on a different kind of show – joining 13 rail operators competing in front of judges as part of Metro Transit’s Rail [...]
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