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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 [...]
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Good Question: How are buses and trains cleaned? 

| Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:42:00 PM
With thousands of passengers boarding each day, keeping buses and trains clean is a constant task. In fact, Metro Transit has nearly 100 employees who devote all or part of their time to sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and otherwise tidying up [...]
Bus Know Your Operator

Operators differ in age, interests but share same love of the job 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 17, 2020 3:12:00 PM
On paper, Kou Yang and Peter Huston don’t have much in common. After growing up in California, Yang moved to the Twin Cities, joined the National Guard and began working odd jobs. Huston grew up in upstate New York and built a career as a [...]
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Electricians find a permanent fix to a perennial problem 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:46:00 PM
In late-2018, frustrated by repeatedly repairing on-demand heaters customers use while waiting for a bus or train on cold days, Electrician Jim Davis came up with an idea. What would happen, he thought, if the heat-creating bulbs, frequently [...]
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BRT successes provide plenty of reasons to be optimistic 

| Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:01:00 PM
A customer boards a northbound Route 6 on France Avenue, where the METRO E Line will operate in the future. From Charles Carlson, Director of Bus Rapid Transit Projects Here and across the country, bus ridership is declining. But in [...]
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