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Challenges don’t change our commitment to electric buses 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:51:00 PM
There’s a certain amount of uncertainty that comes with trying something new – like using some of the country’s first 60-foot electric buses. But facing the unknown and accepting that things may not always go as planned is necessary to [...]
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C Line heralded as ‘future’ of Twin Cities transportation 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, June 10, 2019 10:43:00 PM
The METRO C Line had been open less than four hours when Brandon Martin found himself boarding at one of the Bus Rapid Transit line’s new stations for the second time that day. “I don’t know what magic you’re using, but the bus seems to just [...]
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Electric Bus put through paces in METRO C Line corridor 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:05:00 PM
Buses – especially a brand-new technology like an electric bus – are not like consumer cars where you can buy it off the lot and drive away. For any bus to work along any route, it needs to be tested, retested, and calibrated. Onboard buses, [...]
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Electric bus put to the test in St. Cloud 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:21:00 AM
For two days, technical staff from bus maintenance tested the first electric bus produced at New Flyer in St. Cloud. ----- At the New Flyer facility in St. Cloud, Metro Transit took not only another step towards opening the METRO C Line, [...]
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Electric bus chargers arrive at Heywood Garage 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:33:00 PM
As the METRO C Line pivots from construction to operations, staff at Heywood Garage got their first look at the future of bus technology – an electric bus charger. This is a temporary installation, but a necessary first step towards [...]
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