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For Transit Police K-9s, all work and a little play 

| Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM
K-9 Handler Alex Johannes tucked a pound of ammonium nitrate into a canister, sealed the lid and spanned the small conference room. Spotting a small cardboard box in the corner, Johannes concealed the canister and exited the room. Minutes later, [...]
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Ready, Set, Go-To 

| Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:04:00 AM
Go-To Cards are the easiest way to pay a fare when boarding a Metro Transit bus or train – as customers are increasingly noticing. Go-To and Go-To lite cards were used to pay for a record 57 percent of fares in November, and have accounted [...]
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METRO Blue Line welcomes visitors, boosts revenue 

| Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:46:00 AM
Visitors who arrive at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are instantly connected to downtown Minneapolis, the Mall of America and numerous hotels thanks to the METRO Blue Line. When the METRO Green Line opens next year, travelers will [...]
Go Green Light Rail

Sunshine harnessed for electricity at LRT facility 

| Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:30:00 PM
Metro Transit is getting a little greener (again). This month, a new 40-kilowatt solar array will come online at the Light Rail Support Facility, located east of the METRO Blue Line on Franklin Avenue. The facility serves as a base for all Metro [...]
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How transit helps clear the road 

| Friday, November 22, 2013 4:00:00 PM
Buses, trains and other modes of transit carry more people more efficiently – a point that was made vividly clear in an image that recently circulated on the Internet. The image sets side-by-side the amount of road space consumed by [...]
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