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Bus Maintenance

Mid-life maintenance prolongs buses longevity 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:09:00 AM
The Overhaul Base team, from Left to Right: Back Row, Ken Hislop, Jake Widgren, Bob Henrich, Paul Swanson. Middle Row: Mark Bohlke, David Pizza, Steve Book, Jim Biesemeier, Marty Hauge, Anthony Zessman (Supervisor). Front Row: Bob Lemay, Mike [...]
Northstar

Group creates polka about Northstar Commuter Rail Line 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:28:00 PM
With support from Achieve Services, Inc., a group of Minnesotans with developmental disabilities are encouraged to express themselves through song in an ensemble called “Dance at Your Own Risk.” The group’s latest album, “Changing Attitudes,” [...]
Bus Fares

New fareboxes expected to speed up boardings 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, August 20, 2018 2:40:00 PM
Metro Transit is testing new fareboxes that should help speed up boardings, marking the first advancement in farebox technology in 25 years. “It’s time. We’ve been using the same fareboxes since 1993,” said Dennis Dworshak, Manager, Revenue and [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Glenn Gilbert 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:38:00 AM
Many Metro Transit employees are committed to sustainable transportation, riding the bus or train, biking or walking to work and other destinations across the region. These “How We Roll” profiles illustrate how much we have in common with our [...]
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Fuhrmann leaves passenger rail legacy for generations to come 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Decades from now, people taking trains to college classes, a hospital shift or office job, to restaurants and sporting venues, or to the airport won’t have a clue they have Mark Fuhrmann to thank. Even today, many have not heard of Fuhrmann—and [...]
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