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Metropass program reaches the 20-year mark 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:16:00 AM
Providing discounted, unlimited ride transit passes through area employers was a novel idea when the Metropass program began in 1998. But twenty years after its inception, the program is attracting an increasing number of companies eager to [...]
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Rail lines on pace for another year of record ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:14:00 PM
Metro Transit’s rail lines are on pace to have another record year. Ridership on the Green Line, Blue Line and Northstar Commuter Rail Line is ahead of last year’s totals through the first half of 2018. All three rail lines saw record ridership [...]
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Super Bowl Security efforts gain national acclaim 

| Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:20:00 PM
Efforts to safely transport thousands of Super Bowl fans were recognized last week by the American Public Transportation Association. APTA presented Metro Transit with a Gold Award for Rail Security on Sunday during an awards ceremony in Denver, [...]
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Train operator keeps Rail Rodeo crown 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:46:00 PM
After finishing Metro Transit’s Rail Rodeo last Saturday, train operator Bill Morris felt pretty good about his performance. He had reason to be confident: For the second year in a row, Morris earned the best score in the annual skills [...]
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Metro Transit applauded as "the only way to get around" in historic blizzard 

| Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:43:00 AM
More than a foot of snow fell across the Twin Cities on Saturday, bringing the region its first blizzard in 13 years and snowfall totals not seen in more than three decades. The rare April weather led the Twins to call off a pair of home games, a [...]
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