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New solar array boosts commitment to renewable energy 

| Friday, April 28, 2017 9:17:00 AM
A 40-kilowatt solar array was recently installed on the top level of the parking ramp at the Maplewood Mall Transit Center, near the Maplewood Mall. The panels will help offset a portion of the energy used at the transit center, saving [...]
Transit Police

Harrington recognized by chiefs association 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, April 28, 2017 9:04:00 AM
Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington was celebrated as one of the state’s top law enforcement leaders by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association this week. Harrington received the association’s Richard W. Schaller Award, which recognizes [...]
Bus Community Light Rail METRO Green Line

On transit, making an impression with poetry 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 31, 2017 3:11:00 PM
For the past 20 years, Michael Kleber-Diggs has shared his poetry with a live audience, reading the room and enjoying the conversation that follows. Capturing the reaction to one of his newest poems, The Green Line, has been a little more [...]
Bus Transit Information

Longtime Transit Information rep remembered for remembering 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:45:00 PM
Early in his career as a Transit Information representative, Ben Rajkowski was on the phone with a customer trying to find their way to a Route 64 bus stop so they could get from Maplewood to St. Paul. After more than 20 minutes, the caller still [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance

Technician training program gets national recognition 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:11:00 PM
The Metro Transit Technician Training Program was celebrated as an industry-leading workforce development program this week. The recognition came in the form of a Model Program award from the National Transit Institute, a Rutgers University-based [...]
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