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Service changes boost ridership to St. Louis Park’s West End 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:23:00 PM
When Chris Kaukis needs to get to work, he walks out of his downtown Minneapolis condo, crosses the street and hops on a Route 645 bus. In less than 15 minutes, he’s arrived at his office in St. Louis Park’s West End, a growing commercial and [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Joseph Sturdevant  

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:16:00 PM
After 20 years serving as a police officer, Joseph Sturdevant left the force and began to make a difference in his community at Metro Transit. Ever since, his riders are thankful he made the switch. He is among Metro Transit's [...]
D Line

METRO D Line begins pre-construction survey 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:46:00 PM
Jared Gazda takes a moment to setup his surveying equipment at the corner of 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis. The information he gathers will aid in station construction, including ADA compliance and drainage. Before the first shovel breaks [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line

Plastic seats being tested on some light rail vehicles 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:21:00 AM
Responding to customer feedback, Metro Transit is trying something new on some Blue Line trains – plastic seats. Technicians put plastic seats in the upper seating area of a Blue Line train a few months ago and plan to install them in the same [...]
E Line

METRO E Line open houses, surveys provide meaningful feedback 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, January 7, 2019 10:25:00 AM
The proposed METRO E Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is planned to run between downtown Minneapolis and Lake Street. Where it goes from there, however, is still being decided. It could connect with the Green Line extension, or it could travel [...]
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