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Community Shelters St. Paul

Leukemia diagnosis, love of transit lead mother-daughter to Adopt-A-Stop program 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, February 28, 2024 9:42:00 PM
People have a lot of reasons for adopting bus stops and light rail stations through the Adopt-A-Stop program. For Keshawn Williams and her daughter Josephine, the inspiration came from an unlikely place – a leukemia diagnosis that [...]
Bus Shelters

New guidelines provide 'starting place' for bus stop accessibility improvements 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, January 2, 2023 6:26:00 AM
Metro Transit is on a mission to create better bus stops – and that means ensuring they can be used by anyone. To support ongoing accessibility improvements, staff visited more than 900 bus stops to begin gathering data about existing [...]
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 [...]

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 [...]
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