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Fareboxes stay the same, but new challenges arise 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 7, 2017 3:16:00 PM
Metro Transit has been using the same fareboxes for nearly a quarter-century. But even after more than 20 years of keeping them in shape, Lead Revenue Mechanic Technician Tim Maloy says his job is as interesting as ever. “It’s a little strange [...]
Bus

New buses bring new look both inside and out 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:35:00 PM
New 40-foot buses that recently began arriving feature a more open seating arrangement and several other improvements. The Gillig-made, standard-diesel buses replace three rows of front-facing seats on the passenger side with a single row of [...]
Bus Community Light Rail

Tech program helps jobs seekers find new hope, career path 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, May 12, 2017 9:19:00 AM
Some eager job seekers are getting an opportunity to pursue careers as Metro Transit technicians. The Metro Transit Technician program combines workforce readiness and on-the-job training, support toward earning a degree and an internship. [...]
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Awards recognize sustainable transportation leaders 

Posted by jennasbennett | Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:51:00 AM
When Augsburg University began building its new Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion in 2015, the college lost about 20 percent of the 1,000 parking spaces at its West Bank campus. The sudden loss in parking led Beth Reissenweber, [...]
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 [...]
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