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Bus Community Shelters

Adopt-a-Stop program revived and expanded 

| Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:52:00 PM
When Deb Winsor walked to her Uptown bus stop, she was often irked by the amount of litter she found along the way. So she decided to act, joining a growing number of people who have joined the recently revived and expanded Adopt-a-Stop [...]
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 [...]
Shelters

In pursuit of a ‘universally positive experience’ at bus stops   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:17:00 AM
More than 200 new and replacement waiting shelters have been installed over the past seven years, primarily in neighborhoods where there are more people of color or incomes are lower than the regional average. Customers will see another [...]
Public Art Shelters

Shelters providing another place for public art 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:53:00 PM
A self-described “whimsical wildlife documentarian,” Susan Gainen has a story for every creature she’s created in her St. Paul studio. Now, Jerry the Jade elephant and a host of her other animal friends are adding to their stories by taking [...]
Bus METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Shelters

Electricians find a permanent fix to a perennial problem 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:46:00 PM
In late-2018, frustrated by repeatedly repairing on-demand heaters customers use while waiting for a bus or train on cold days, Electrician Jim Davis came up with an idea. What would happen, he thought, if the heat-creating bulbs, frequently [...]
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