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Bus COVID-19 METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul

Resuming service with renewed commitment to community  

| Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:29:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Words cannot capture the pain caused by George Floyd’s horrific and senseless death. The destruction of community resources and local businesses added to that pain. As General Manager, I want to assure [...]
Bus COVID-19 In This Together

In this Together: Amy Ferman 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, May 8, 2020 3:56:00 PM
Across the organization, Metro Transit employees’ work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In These Together" Q&As illustrate how employees are adapting both on and off the clock. Read more interviews here. Amy Ferman, [...]
B Line Bus Bus Rapid Transit Car-Sharing D Line Minneapolis

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 [...]
Bus Light Rail

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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