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Fleet plan calls for gradual addition of electric buses 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, December 10, 2018 4:30:00 PM
Electric buses will be gradually added to Metro Transit's bus fleet over the coming years under a plan presented this week to the Metropolitan Council. The plan will begin going into effect next year, when Metro Transit starts the process of [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Shamara Baggett 

Posted by John Komarek | Sunday, December 9, 2018 1:37:00 PM
After years of exhaustion working two jobs to make ends meet, Shamara Baggett decided to upgrade her career to achieve a work/life balance as a Metro Transit bus operator. Whether she put on the uniform of a nursing assistant, private care [...]
Shared Mobility

Meet Metro Transit’s new Shared Mobility Program Manager 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, December 7, 2018 11:15:00 AM
Growing up in a farming community outside of Columbus, Ohio, Meredith Klekotka took long bus trips to and from school and didn’t have many places she could safely walk to. Frustrated by the lack of options, she developed an early [...]

Transit police get new tools to help the homeless 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:44:00 PM
Metro Transit police are doing more to help individuals seeking shelter on transit – and now they have a few new tools at their disposal. The most powerful tool they’ve received are vouchers that can be used to get people into a federally-funded [...]

Shelters, improved signage creating better bus stops 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:46:00 PM
Several boarding locations were improved with new or existing shelters this year including, clockwise from left, a stop outside the Franklin Library on Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis; 7th Street East and Johnson Parkway, St. Paul, and Arcade Street [...]
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