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METRO Green Line Transit Police

Officer of the Year recognized for 'servant leadership' 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 24, 2017 2:48:00 PM
After a decade working in financial aid, Katherine Spear started getting restless. Looking for new opportunities, she ran a quick internet search and clicked on the first thing that came up – a chance to volunteer with the St. Paul Police Reserve [...]
Bus METRO Orange Line Minneapolis

Key I-35W transit improvements moving forward 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:48:00 AM
Two key improvements included in plans for a new Bus Rapid Transit line on Interstate 35W will be built thanks to a key federal approval. The Federal Transit Administration’s Letter of No Prejudice allows local funding to be used on a [...]
Community METRO Green Line

Artist's vision comes to life on light rail train 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:56:00 PM
Andrea Carlson isn't used to chasing her artwork around. But when her canvas becomes a 100,000-pound light-rail vehicle, it's about the only way to get a glimpse of the finished product. Carlson managed to catch up with the train twice last [...]
Bus Light Rail

Taking stock of Metro Transit’s material needs 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:31:00 PM
Head Stockkeeper Michelle Bellfield likes to think of her work the same way she thinks about filling her refrigerator at home. “There are the things you use every day, like milk or eggs, that you always want to have on hand,” she said. “And then [...]
A Line BRT

A Line tops 1 million ride mark 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:00:00 PM
Robert Connoy has the kind of job that allows him to work from home. But since the A Line opened just a few blocks from his Mac-Groveland residence, he’s started venturing out to a co-working space in downtown Minneapolis, a commute that involves [...]
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