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Bus Shelters

What makes a great bus stop? New guide provides the answer 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8:38:00 PM
The above bus stop, at 26th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis, provides plenty of space for customers to board and exit, a key feature of a good bus stop. Metro Transit planners often get asked how to accommodate bus stops when roads [...]
Bus Know Your Operator

Know your Operator: John Brown, East Metro 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:18:00 PM
Years of Service: 5 Garage: East Metro Lives: Woodbury Family: Wife, three kids, and two grandchildren After 27 years working at a big box grocery store, John Brown decided it was time for a change. He had a degree as a diesel [...]
Bus COVID-19 Express Bus From the GM

Service changes are another step forward in our effort to serve you better 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 7:58:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Since the start of the pandemic, many of our commuter-oriented routes have been suspended or offered fewer trips than usual. Today, as more people begin returning to their offices, we are preparing to [...]
Bus On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Susan Mitchell 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, June 29, 2021 9:28:00 AM
Lives: Eagan, MN Job: Bus Operator Garage: South Years of service: 15 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? After 15 years of being a nursing assistant, I noticed former coworkers driving the Metro Transit bus I [...]

Metro Transit awarded $4.2 million for electric buses 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, June 28, 2021 1:29:00 PM
Inside Heywood Garage, General Manager Wes Kooistra and Acting Chief of Operations Brian Funk discussed the features of this long range 40-foot electric bus with a representative from grant partner Proterra. Recently, Metro Transit was awarded [...]
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