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Changes intended to make Route 22 less stop and more go 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, July 27, 2022 9:17:00 PM
Route 22 buses spend a lot of time stopping and waiting as they move, slowly, along their nearly 20-mile trip between Brooklyn Center and south Minneapolis. Changes taking effect on Saturday, Aug. 20, should help them move a little faster and [...]
Bus Safety and Security Action Plan

To help resolve conflicts, operators invited to role play and reflect  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:18:00 PM
Entering his second year as an operator, German Gonzalez has welcomed thousands of people onto the bus. In nearly all cases, the exchanges are quick, but pleasant. But there are still rare occasions when he has to think on his feet to keep [...]
Awarding Accomplishment

Awarding Accomplishment: Tenille Warren, Lt. Jason Lindner 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, July 27, 2022 12:52:00 PM
Two Metro Transit employees were recognized this week by the Met Council's Transportation Committee as part of the Awarding Accomplishment Program. • Tenille Warren, Senior Commuter Programs Specialist, was recognized for her role in [...]

At the University of Minnesota, a transit pass in every pocket 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:45:00 AM
For the past 23 years, students at the University of Minnesota have had the opportunity to buy passes that let them ride transit as often as needed for about $100 a semester. Now, they’ll get an even better deal. Beginning this fall, [...]
METRO Blue Line

Long shutdown will help METRO Blue Line have a long life 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:05:00 PM
New track sections have been staged in Bloomington, where Blue Line improvements will be made over the next five weeks. Light rail vehicles have traveled up and down the METRO Blue Line more than 1 million times since it opened in 2004. Wear [...]
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