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A Line BRT Bus

Techs take care of the technology behind transit 

| Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:36:00 PM
When Ed Anstett began at Metro Transit 36 years ago he was among four people who maintained the radios that had just been added to buses, providing a lifeline for operators who before that had nothing to rely on but payphones. Like the technology [...]
A Line BRT Bus

A Line buses start rolling in 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, December 10, 2015 1:49:00 PM
Buses that will be used on the region’s first arterial Bus Rapid Transit line are beginning to arrive. The first of 12 BRT buses that will be used on the A Line, #8000, was delivered on Friday, Nov. 27. The remainder of the fleet is scheduled to [...]
Bus Community METRO Blue Line Shelters

In S. Minneapolis, new shelter ‘shines like a beacon’ 

| Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:52:00 AM
After years of campaigning, Standish-Ericsson resident Francy Scurato finally got her wish. Earlier this year, Metro Transit removed a rusting, privately-owned shelter at the corner of East 38th Street and South 28th Avenue and put in its place a [...]
Bus Community Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Hussein Mohamed 

| Monday, November 23, 2015 12:29:00 PM
Hussein Mohamed had just graduated from high school when he was driven from Somali amid a violent civil war. As a refugee in Kenya, he spent six years selling gasoline and other provisions so he could earn a modest income. In 1996, seeking a [...]
Bus Fares Light Rail

Balancing the books between the farebox and the bank 

| Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:19:00 AM
A growing numbers of customers are using Go-To Cards and other passes to pay their fares without reaching for their wallets. But for many of Metro Transit’s customers, cash is still king. Collecting, counting and quickly depositing all the bills [...]
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