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Apps put transit in the palm of your hand 

| Friday, June 7, 2013 4:04:00 PM
In addition to Metro Transit’s mobile website, the agency provides third-party developers the information they need to build apps that provide route and schedule information, frequently in real time. That trove of data comes primarily from The [...]
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Star Tribune: Driver Jerry Olson honored for dozens of awards 

| Friday, June 7, 2013 2:12:00 PM
"Metro Transit’s most celebrated driver has never lived up to his nickname, “Crash.” And for that, he was honored Thursday. Jerry Olson was recognized by Metro Transit for having earned 25 Outstanding Operator Awards and 39 consecutive Safe [...]
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Good Question: Why are free rides offered to some events? 

| Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:42:00 PM
With St. Patrick's Day around the corner and basketball and hockey seasons underway, customers have asked us about Metro Transit's free ride promotions. We partner with organizations and events throughout the year to provide free trial rides in [...]
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Good Question: How does Metro Transit prioritize winter storm cleanup? 

| Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:49:00 AM
When winter weather hits, customers often ask us how Metro Transit organizes snow clearance. Prioritizing the Metro Transit To-Do List With a modest staff and large winter storm workload, snow clearance is prioritized to keep [...]
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Lost & Found at Metro Transit 

| Monday, January 28, 2013 2:11:00 AM
Many organizations have a Lost & Found box tucked under the front desk. With more than 260,000 customers riding Metro Transit buses and trains each weekday, the volume and assortment of items left behind requires a more advanced [...]
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