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Good Question Light Rail METRO Blue Line

Good Question: Why doesn't the METRO Blue Line have NexTrip? 

| Friday, August 23, 2013 2:00:00 PM
This week’s Good Question comes from William Lindeke (@BillLendeke), who asked: Why don't we have NexTrip technology on the METRO Blue Line? Adding NexTrip to light rail on the METRO Blue Line has been a lower priority than adding it to [...]
Bus Community From the GM Light Rail

Back to school with Metro Transit 

| Friday, August 23, 2013 11:00:00 AM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager High school students across Minneapolis are heading back to class next week – and for many of them Metro Transit will be the way they get there. When classes resume on Monday our successful Go-To [...]
Bus Bus Rapid Transit METRO Green Line Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul University of Minnesota

Route 61: From the city to the farm and back again 

| Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Bucolic farm views aren’t what customers expect to find while riding one of Metro Transit’s urban bus routes. But that’s what they’ll find on Route 61 as it passes the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. Acres of corn, tomatoes and other [...]
Bus Express Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Lee Gutman 

| Monday, August 19, 2013 1:16:00 PM
Lee Gutman’s path to Metro Transit began not in Minnesota, but California. While working as a bus operator in Orange County, Gutman requested a meeting with former Metro Transit General Manager Art Leahy, who had left Minnesota to serve as CEO of [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety

Close call on METRO Blue Line provides safety reminder 

| Friday, August 16, 2013 9:24:00 AM
Rusdon Torbenson considers himself extremely lucky. On June 15, Torbenson was biking westbound on East 35th Street. After crossing Hiawatha Avenue, he biked around the lowered, flashing gate arms. Though he saw a METRO Blue Line train traveling [...]
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