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On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Senior Planner Adam Smith 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM
On the Clock/Off the Clock features provide an introduction to the people who spend their days working at Metro Transit and their free time involved in a variety of interesting hobbies. Read more On the Clock/Off the Clock features here. [...]
C Line

Electric Bus put through paces in METRO C Line corridor 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:05:00 PM
Buses – especially a brand-new technology like an electric bus – are not like consumer cars where you can buy it off the lot and drive away. For any bus to work along any route, it needs to be tested, retested, and calibrated. Onboard buses, [...]
Community Minneapolis Northstar

In Coon Rapids, hobbyists create scaled-down Northstar 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:08:00 PM
Customers who ride the Northstar Commuter Rail Line must look up to take in the nearly 300,000-pound, 16-foot tall locomotives that pull passenger cars between Minneapolis and Big Lake. But in the basement of a former Coon Rapids grocery store [...]
Route of the Week

Better service, quirky destinations grow Route 32 ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, April 1, 2019 9:39:00 AM
Ask people why they ride Route 32, and you’ll likely hear something about how convenient it is. Route 32 runs largely along Lowry Avenue between the Robbinsdale Transit Center and the Rosedale Transit Center, serving several key destinations and [...]
Bus Community St. Paul

On Transit Driver Appreciation Day, admiration goes both ways 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM
Transit Driver Appreciation Day was designed to put the focus on operators like Shelly Logelin, who started working at Metro Transit in 2013. But when students from Saint Paul Public School’s Focus Beyond Transition Services visited Metro [...]
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