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From the GM

Sometimes providing a reliable service requires difficult choices 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, November 1, 2021 10:02:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra While the pandemic has reduced ridership, we’ve continued to keep buses and trains running so people can use transit to get where they need to go. However, like many transit agencies, we are facing a [...]

Touch screens and stored credit improve fare experience  

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:20:00 PM
New and improved ticket vending machines are among the features customers can look forward to using when the METRO Orange Line opens in December. New machines being installed at each Orange Line station include several improvements from [...]
Career Tracks

Career Tracks: Peter Stumme, Assistant Transportation Manager 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Sunday, October 24, 2021 8:28:00 PM
Many people who work at Metro Transit take on new responsibilities and roles throughout their careers. Career Tracks highlights the paths employees have taken to their latest assignment and where they see themselves going next. To learn more [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: John Dillery, Senior Planner  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:12:00 PM
How did you come to Metro Transit and what do you do?  My interest in transit began as a kid growing up in Mahtomedi in the 1960s. My neighbors and older family members often told streetcar stories. I was curious about it, so I walked [...]
Bus

Bus lanes come to Seventh Street in downtown Minneapolis 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:13:00 PM
A splash of red paint will help buses move a little easier through a busy downtown Minneapolis corridor. Crews from the City of Minneapolis this month began marking the city’s newest bus lane by applying red paint to a nine-block stretch [...]
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