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Community Shelters

Students ask how neighbors feel about nearby bus stops 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:05:00 PM
Metro Transit and community partners have spent a lot of time asking customers how they feel about their bus stop – questions that have led to investments in new shelters, light and other bus stop improvements. Building on that work, students [...]
Bus Shelters

Fulfilling our commitment to creating a better bus stop 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:23:00 AM
From General Manager Brian Lamb A little over three years ago, we committed to providing customers a better experience at the bus stop. Since then, we’ve installed shelters at nearly 200 locations, primarily in Minneapolis and St. Paul, [...]
Bus Good Question Light Rail Shelters Winter Weather

Good Question: Why do shelter heaters need to be replaced so frequently ? 

Posted by Marisa Helms | Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:26:00 AM
When the cold weather hits the metro area, customers who wait at hundreds of bus shelters and rail platforms have access to on-demand heaters that allow push-button activation when the temperature drops to 40 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. The [...]
Bus Community Shelters

Shelters for small spaces introduced 

| Friday, July 29, 2016 9:58:00 AM
A new type of waiting shelter that fits in locations with limited sidewalk space was introduced this week. The “slim shelters” are two feet deep at the base but still have the standard four-foot deep rooftop to provide shade and protection from [...]
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 [...]
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