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METRO Blue Line welcomes visitors, boosts revenue 

| Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:46:00 AM
Visitors who arrive at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are instantly connected to downtown Minneapolis, the Mall of America and numerous hotels thanks to the METRO Blue Line. When the METRO Green Line opens next year, travelers will [...]
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Good Question: Why don't operators always use bus-only shoulders? 

| Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:00:00 PM
This week’s Good Question comes in response to customers who frequently ask why bus operators sometimes choose not to use bus-only shoulders to avoid traffic. Customers who rely on Metro Transit enjoy several advantages – avoiding gas and [...]
Go Green Light Rail

Sunshine harnessed for electricity at LRT facility 

| Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:30:00 PM
Metro Transit is getting a little greener (again). This month, a new 40-kilowatt solar array will come online at the Light Rail Support Facility, located east of the METRO Blue Line on Franklin Avenue. The facility serves as a base for all Metro [...]
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How transit helps clear the road 

| Friday, November 22, 2013 4:00:00 PM
Buses, trains and other modes of transit carry more people more efficiently – a point that was made vividly clear in an image that recently circulated on the Internet. The image sets side-by-side the amount of road space consumed by [...]
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Route 597: Simple steps to an easy commute 

| Friday, November 22, 2013 3:24:00 PM
Janell Nelson hadn’t worked in downtown Minneapolis for over 20 years. But when she got a new job that brought her back to the heart of the city in early November, she knew immediately that she wasn’t interested in driving to the office every day. [...]
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