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Rail lines on pace for another year of record ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:14:00 PM
Metro Transit’s rail lines are on pace to have another record year. Ridership on the Green Line, Blue Line and Northstar Commuter Rail Line is ahead of last year’s totals through the first half of 2018. All three rail lines saw record ridership [...]
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Bus Buddies help refugees build confidence, join community through transit 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:36:00 PM
One of the first places refugees resettling in the Twin Cities can turn to for support is the International Institute of Minnesota, which offers classes and other resources to help them become self-sufficient. But without a driver’s license or a [...]
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Super Bowl Security efforts gain national acclaim 

| Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:20:00 PM
Efforts to safely transport thousands of Super Bowl fans were recognized last week by the American Public Transportation Association. APTA presented Metro Transit with a Gold Award for Rail Security on Sunday during an awards ceremony in Denver, [...]
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Model Cities creates a new model near Victoria Street Station 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:22:00 PM
Desean Isaac was among the first to move in when Model Cities opened the doors to its new mixed-use building in late 2017. One of the main appeals: The Green Line’s Victoria Street Station is just steps from the building’s door, allowing Isaac to [...]
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Piano puts emotion, diversity of transit passengers on display 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, June 4, 2018 3:03:00 PM
Alexandra Norwick doesn’t spend her time on transit idly. While riding buses and trains over the past several years, she’s created more than 100 sketches of her fellow passengers – a resting woman with her head tilted back, a man with shaggy [...]
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