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Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul Transit Improvements

Light rail vehicles being outfitted with plastic seats 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:58:00 PM
For the past 16 years, customers who have taken a seat on a light rail vehicle have rested on cloth seats. But the seats have proven difficult to keep clean and dry, particularly during winter months. To prevent future soggy bottoms and [...]
Bus COVID-19 METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul

Resuming service with renewed commitment to community  

| Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:29:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Words cannot capture the pain caused by George Floyd’s horrific and senseless death. The destruction of community resources and local businesses added to that pain. As General Manager, I want to assure [...]
B Line Bus Bus Rapid Transit Car-Sharing D Line Minneapolis

Community invited to take new look at Chicago-Lake Transit Center 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:29:00 PM
Community members and a nationally acclaimed design firm are being invited to help imagine the next chapter for the Chicago-Lake Transit Center, one of the busiest boarding locations in the Twin Cities.​ The 13-year-old transit center, just [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul

Technician training program creates careers, pride 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Monday, August 5, 2019 11:59:00 AM
Chapman Templer, Toua Yang and Chee Vang might still be working at lower-paying jobs without advancement opportunities had they not enrolled three years ago in a paid on-the-job training program to become light rail train technicians. They [...]
METRO Orange Line Minneapolis

Orange Line at the center of an exciting new chapter for I-35W 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:18:00 AM
Gov. Tim Walz addresses the media and a crowd at the METRO Orange Line groundbreaking ceremony at the Knox Avenue Park & Ride. From General Manager Wes Kooistra Sixty years ago next month, Twin Cities motorists celebrated the opening of [...]
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