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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 [...]
METRO Green Line On the METRO St. Paul Transit Police

New Green Line housing development offers more than a place to stay 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:24:00 PM
A new supportive housing development with a focus on American Indian youth is now open near the METRO Green Line’s Victoria Street Station, a development that could help Metro Transit police build stronger bonds with young people they encounter. [...]
METRO Green Line Shelters St. Paul

Ambassador program makes its mark in downtown St. Paul 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:26:00 PM
Keeping busy boarding areas clean isn’t always easy. But a pilot program initiated by a group of downtown St. Paul business owners shows the dramatic impact that can be made when a small group of individuals is hired to pick up litter, remove [...]
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 [...]
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