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Transit Improvements

Wayfinding pilot launches at Mall of America Transit Center 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, June 16, 2022 9:00:00 AM
Customers at the Mall of America Transit Center will be the first in the region to test wayfinding improvements. As they arrive, customers will be greeted by new pavement markings, column wraps, and kiosks at key locations around the [...]
Transit Improvements

Team making real progress on real-time signs 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:24:00 PM
The Real Time Signage team (left to right) Jacob Brown, Tom Magnusson, Mark Pearson, Charlie Blumhoefer, and Adam Shryock. Right, Field Technician Mark Pearson tackles a signage issue at a METRO C Line station at Penn and Plymouth in Minneapolis. [...]
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Plastic seats the new norm on light rail vehicles 

| Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:58:00 PM
The cloth seats customers once found – and sometimes avoided – on light rail vehicles are no more. This summer, light rail technicians finished swapping out more than 13,000 cloth seat backs and bottoms with new, custom-designed plastic seats [...]
Transit Improvements

TOD: Developments succeed near high frequency transit 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, August 30, 2019 1:43:00 PM
A new report from Metro Transit's Office of Transit Oriented Development finds that areas served by high frequency are attracting a considerable share of the region’s housing and commercial development. According to the report, more than a [...]
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TransitMaster upgrade improves the customer experience 

Posted by Marisa Helms | Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:15:00 PM
Most customers are unaware of all the behind-the-scenes technology that goes into catching a bus. In fact, at the core of every rider experience, and the decisions we make to improve operational efficiency, is a computer system called [...]
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