Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:14:00 AM
To hear John MacQueen tell it, the METRO Blue Line’s June 26, 2004, opening was hardly a sure success.
“One of the strangest things was nothing worked well, except the day before we opened,” said MacQueen, the Blue Line’s first rail transit [...]
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:42:00 PM
Train Operator Sarah Gibson’s laid-back approach won her Metro Transit’s Rail Rodeo crown last Saturday.
“I really didn’t do much to prepare. This is what I’ve been doing for five years now so operating a train is almost second nature, and [...]
Friday, April 19, 2019 12:51:00 PM
A light rail vehicle carrying METRO Green Line customers to their destinations now doubles as a work of art.
The outside of the vehicle shows a caterpillar becoming a monarch butterfly. Inside, the walls are covered with illustrated scenes of [...]
Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:46:00 AM
The METRO Blue and Green lines each set single-day ridership records on Monday, April 8, when the NCAA Men’s Final Four championship game was held at U.S. Bank Stadium.
There were 62,686 rides provided on the Blue Line and 68,210 rides on the [...]
Friday, March 15, 2019 8:24:00 AM
Growing up in Ethiopia’s capitol city, DJ Gonte didn’t live far from a train station.
Watching the trains pull in and out gave him an early and deep love for railroading. Years later, it would also lead him to what he now describes as his [...]