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Bus In the News Light Rail METRO Green Line On the METRO St. Paul Transit Improvements

St. Paul connections go every direction, including up 

| Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:12:00 PM
Construction on a new vertical connection between the METRO Green Line’s Central Station and the St. Paul Skyway is now underway. The connection was celebrated Wednesday morning in St. Paul as disability advocates and downtown business leaders [...]
Good Question Light Rail METRO Blue Line

Good Question: Why doesn't the METRO Blue Line have NexTrip? 

| Friday, August 23, 2013 2:00:00 PM
This week’s Good Question comes from William Lindeke (@BillLendeke), who asked: Why don't we have NexTrip technology on the METRO Blue Line? Adding NexTrip to light rail on the METRO Blue Line has been a lower priority than adding it to [...]
Bus Community From the GM Light Rail

Back to school with Metro Transit 

| Friday, August 23, 2013 11:00:00 AM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager High school students across Minneapolis are heading back to class next week – and for many of them Metro Transit will be the way they get there. When classes resume on Monday our successful Go-To [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety

Close call on METRO Blue Line provides safety reminder 

| Friday, August 16, 2013 9:24:00 AM
Rusdon Torbenson considers himself extremely lucky. On June 15, Torbenson was biking westbound on East 35th Street. After crossing Hiawatha Avenue, he biked around the lowered, flashing gate arms. Though he saw a METRO Blue Line train traveling [...]
Bus In the News Light Rail Transit Planning

Study: Transit boosts economy 

| Thursday, August 15, 2013 2:05:00 PM
A new report provides further evidence that transit is good for the economy. The study, highlighted this week at The Atlantic Cities website, suggests transit helps boost the economy by bringing people together – widening the labor pool, [...]
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