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Monday Night Football helps set new single-day light rail ridership record 

| Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:40:00 PM
A dose of Monday Night Football helped set a new single-day light rail ridership record on Monday, Oct. 3. There were a combined 122,529 rides on the METRO Green and Blue lines on that day, surpassing the previous single-day light-rail ridership [...]
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Work underway on new Nicollet Mall Station platform 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:30:00 PM
Efforts to complete a new platform at Nicollet Mall Station began this week. Located immediately east of the northbound track, the platform was partially constructed in 2013 as work was underway on an adjacent 26-story apartment building, Nic on [...]
Bus Community

Yarn Bus provides ‘unexpected joy’ 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:38:00 PM
Over the last two years, local artist Knitteapolis has wrapped more than 1,000 stop sign posts, bike racks, statues and other fixed objects around the Twin Cities with yarn. This week, she put her creative stamp, known as a “yarn bomb,” on [...]
Bus Safety

Nelson takes Bus Roadeo title 

| Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:13:00 PM
Operator David Nelson, #69177, has been competing in the Bus Roadeo since he joined Metro Transit seven years ago. And while he participates in the annual skills competition mostly for fun, he admits he genuinely hoped to come out on top. After [...]
A Line BRT Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Theresa Collins 

| Friday, September 9, 2016 2:26:00 PM
When Theresa Collins applied to be a bus operator, buses didn’t have power steering and the hiring manager thought she’d be too small to capably maneuver the vehicle. She quickly proved otherwise. Nearly 20 years later, she’s earned a [...]
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