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Light Rail art celebrates Earth Day, partnership 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, April 19, 2019 12:51:00 PM
A light rail vehicle carrying METRO Green Line customers to their destinations now doubles as a work of art. The outside of the vehicle shows a caterpillar becoming a monarch butterfly. Inside, the walls are covered with illustrated scenes of [...]

Switch to LEDs lowers costs, brightens environment 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:55:00 PM
As a technician, supervisor and manager, Steve Engnell has spent more than 20 years working in garages characterized by cement walls and sparse natural light. So when crews recently exchanged the yellowish fluorescent bulbs inside Nicollet Garage [...]
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Final Four leads to record light rail ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:46:00 AM
The METRO Blue and Green lines each set single-day ridership records on Monday, April 8, when the NCAA Men’s Final Four championship game was held at U.S. Bank Stadium. There were 62,686 rides provided on the Blue Line and 68,210 rides on the [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: TCC Supervisor Meredith Tvrdik 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, April 16, 2019 2:29:00 PM
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. [...]
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Buses moving from Hennepin to Nicollet during construction 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:14:00 PM
There will be a lot more buses moving up and down Nicollet Mall soon. Beginning Monday, April 15, routes that normally serve Hennepin Avenue will be detoured to Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The detours will remain in place for up [...]
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