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New arterial Bus Rapid Transit lines advancing  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:05:00 AM
Progress continues on several arterial Bus Rapid Transit lines that will bring more reliable service and an improved customer experience to some of the region’s busiest transit corridors. Arterial BRT lines feature stations with lighted and [...]
Safety

Moving together toward a safer transit system  

| Wednesday, June 22, 2022 9:10:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra and Interim Chief Rick Grates This week, we took an important step forward in our effort to create a safer and more welcoming transit system for our riders, our employees, and the communities we serve. The [...]
On Off The Clock

On/Off the Clock: Antonio Taylor 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:05:00 PM
Lives: St. Paul Job: Bus Operator, Relief Instructor Years of Service: 25 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? During the 90s, I was working for the rental car industry and as a part-time limo driver. An older [...]
Transit Information

Live chat option improves customer experience 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:34:00 PM
Transit Expert Colleen Connolly responds in real time to chat inquiries inside the Transit Information Center. When you click “Need Help?” you’ll chat with a real person like Connolly. Metro Transit customers can now get help from a transit [...]
Ridership

Ridership growing as more people return to office, cost of driving rises 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, June 17, 2022 1:14:00 PM
Ridership has steadily risen since falling at the end of last year amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. In May, average weekday ridership reached nearly 120,000, approaching the previous COVID-era highwater mark of 124,000 average weekday rides [...]
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