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Bus Go Green

New solar array boosts commitment to renewable energy 

| Friday, April 28, 2017 9:17:00 AM
A 40-kilowatt solar array was recently installed on the top level of the parking ramp at the Maplewood Mall Transit Center, near the Maplewood Mall. The panels will help offset a portion of the energy used at the transit center, saving [...]
Bus Community Light Rail METRO Green Line

On transit, making an impression with poetry 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 31, 2017 3:11:00 PM
For the past 20 years, Michael Kleber-Diggs has shared his poetry with a live audience, reading the room and enjoying the conversation that follows. Capturing the reaction to one of his newest poems, The Green Line, has been a little more [...]
Bus Transit Information

Longtime Transit Information rep remembered for remembering 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:45:00 PM
Early in his career as a Transit Information representative, Ben Rajkowski was on the phone with a customer trying to find their way to a Route 64 bus stop so they could get from Maplewood to St. Paul. After more than 20 minutes, the caller still [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance

Technician training program gets national recognition 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:11:00 PM
The Metro Transit Technician Training Program was celebrated as an industry-leading workforce development program this week. The recognition came in the form of a Model Program award from the National Transit Institute, a Rutgers University-based [...]
Bus METRO Orange Line Minneapolis

Key I-35W transit improvements moving forward 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:48:00 AM
Two key improvements included in plans for a new Bus Rapid Transit line on Interstate 35W will be built thanks to a key federal approval. The Federal Transit Administration’s Letter of No Prejudice allows local funding to be used on a [...]
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