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Bus Light Rail

Focus on workforce development brings welcome signs of progress 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 2, 2023 8:03:00 PM
From Brian Funk, Chief Operating Officer In early February, more than 150 job seekers visited our new North Loop Garage to test drive a bus, get help completing their applications, and sit down for an interview all within about an [...]
Bus Shelters

New guidelines provide 'starting place' for bus stop accessibility improvements 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, January 2, 2023 6:26:00 AM
Metro Transit is on a mission to create better bus stops – and that means ensuring they can be used by anyone. To support ongoing accessibility improvements, staff visited more than 900 bus stops to begin gathering data about existing [...]
Bus D Line

METRO D Line brings more reliable, faster service between Brooklyn Center, Bloomington 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:09:00 AM
Metro Transit and project partners today, December 3, celebrated the opening of the METRO D Line, a new Bus Rapid Transit line that largely replaces Route 5, the state’s busiest bus route. The 18-mile D Line operates between transit [...]
Bus Good Question Service Changes

Good Question: Why is service being reduced in December?   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:51:00 AM
In November, more than 90 people attended hiring events to apply and interview for bus operator positions – the most activity we’ve seen at events like these in more than two years.  This is a hopeful sign that interest in becoming a bus [...]
Bus From the GM Light Rail

Service changes reflect commitment to reliability 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, August 5, 2022 10:10:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Reducing service is never easy, especially when ridership is growing and we know how helpful it would be to put more buses and trains out into the community. But to protect the reliability of our service [...]
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