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Shelters

New guards designed to help keep the heat on 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, November 16, 2018 5:00:00 PM
When cold weather arrives, customers a grateful for any warmth they can find. But on-demand shelter heaters are frequently vandalized, taking them out of service until they can be repaired. A new metal guard beginning to appear at some busy [...]
METRO Green Line Ridership

Green Line continues to see record-breaking ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, November 16, 2018 12:51:00 PM
The Green Line had its busiest month ever in October, keeping the light rail line on pace to set another annual ridership record. More than 1.4 million rides were taken last month, topping the previous high, set in September, by more than 127,000 [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Duane Moore 

Posted by John Komarek | Saturday, November 10, 2018 1:51:00 PM
Twenty-eight years ago, Duane Moore decided he wanted to upgrade his career. As a young man working at a local grocery store, he had had enough of working long hours on his feet all day. He came across an advertisement for drivers at Metro [...]

Recognizing Metro Transit Veterans 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, November 9, 2018 10:23:00 AM
Metro Transit's employees are service-oriented. As such, many have joined us after a term of service in the armed forces or are still serving. The Metropolitan Council employs nearly 400 veterans, including several Metro Transit police [...]
Winter Weather

Winter is coming … and Metro Transit is prepared. 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, November 5, 2018 3:14:00 PM
Metro Transit received four new service trucks earlier this year, including this truck at East Metro Garage. The vehicles become critical during the winter months, when technicians are sent out to recover buses that become trapped in the snow. [...]
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