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Reduced fare program described as a ‘lifesaver’ 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, December 16, 2019 1:20:00 PM
In Rosalind Graham’s world, every dollar counts. So when Metro Transit introduced a fare program that would allow her to ride for $1, she welcomed the opportunity to cut costs. The Minneapolis resident enrolled in what’s known as the Transit [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Kyle Burrows 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, December 16, 2019 12:35:00 PM
“How We Roll​” celebrates Metro Transit employees who commute and travel to many other destinations using transit or by biking, walking or carpooling. Kyle Burrows, Senior Planner How do you get to work? I take the Route 21 from our house [...]

Referral, encouragement turns one career change into two 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, December 16, 2019 12:24:00 PM
It doesn’t take long to see that bus operators Crystal Garrison (above left) and Yolanda Sims (above right) are close friends. On a recent weekday afternoon, they laughed frequently as they traded stories about their first few months at [...]

Decade later, Northstar remains a draw for faithful and new riders 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:31:00 PM
Cary Schaller lives in Big Lake and works in downtown Minneapolis. But for the past decade, he’s spent just a few minutes of his daily, hourlong commutes in his personal vehicle. That’s because Schaller has been riding the Northstar Commuter [...]
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New Green Line housing development offers more than a place to stay 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:24:00 PM
A new supportive housing development with a focus on American Indian youth is now open near the METRO Green Line’s Victoria Street Station, a development that could help Metro Transit police build stronger bonds with young people they encounter. [...]
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