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COVID-19 Light Rail

Stronger filters will provide cleaner air on light rail vehicles 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:23:00 AM
Technicians Jeff Stanley, left, and Rich Cipala, right, designed custom frames for the enhanced air filters they are installing in light rail vehicles. ​ Air filters that can more efficiently capture virus-causing particles are being installed in [...]
Bus Rapid Transit

D Line construction contract awarded 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:09:00 PM
On Feb. 10, the Metropolitan Council awarded a $26.1 million contract to Thomas and Sons Construction Inc. for construction of the METRO D Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. “This project is another step towards Metro Transit’s commitment to [...]

Alert staff get stolen bike back in right hands 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Friday, February 5, 2021 1:57:00 PM
Some alert Metro Transit staffers are being praised for their help reuniting a man with his stolen bike. In January, the man's bike was taken when he briefly left it unlocked while inside a Richfield store. A photo of the missing bike on the [...]
Community Public Art

On buses and at shelters, artists seek to bring ‘hope and happiness’ 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:43:00 PM
Artists Melodee Strong, left, and Timi Bliss, right, with their shelter artwork. When Timi Bliss wrote and illustrated her books “In Search of the Gingerbread Man” and “In Search of the Sandman,” she put her granddaughter Charlie at the [...]
Bus Maintenance

Maintenance teams exceed annual performance goals 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:30:00 PM
Heywood Mechanic Technician Dan Aasen with a rarely used tow vehicle. Metro Transit’s bus and rail maintenance departments beat annual goals that measure how frequently in-service buses and trains need to be fixed last year. Buses traveled [...]
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