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Taking time to say thanks on Transit Driver Appreciation Day 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 16, 2018 12:45:00 PM
Metro Transit’s 1,600 bus and train operators received extra kudos this week as supporters celebrated Transit Driver Appreciation Day. Transit Driver Appreciation Day got its start in 2009, when a group of riders in Seattle, Wash., wanted to show [...]
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Super Bowl festivities boost ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 9, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Super Bowl festivities provided a notable ridership boost earlier this year. The Green and Blue lines and the Northstar Commuter Rail Line each saw their highest-ever January ridership totals and nearly 210,000 additional rides were taken over [...]
Bus Shelters

Fulfilling our commitment to creating a better bus stop 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:23:00 AM
From General Manager Brian Lamb A little over three years ago, we committed to providing customers a better experience at the bus stop. Since then, we’ve installed shelters at nearly 200 locations, primarily in Minneapolis and St. Paul, [...]
Community

A son’s memories lead to Wall of Fame honors 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, February 9, 2018 10:16:00 AM
For Metro Transit Safety Specialist Tim Bowman, White Castle is more than a place to get a steamed, five-hole hamburger. The restaurant is such a prominent part of his life, in fact, that Bowman recently wrote to the restaurant asking if they’d [...]
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Rail lines set records as Metro Transit ridership tops 81.9 million in 2017 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM
A record number of light rail and commuter rail rides were taken in 2017 as Metro Transit’s annual ridership topped 81.9 million. Metro Transit has provided more than 80 million rides in each of the past seven years, sustaining the highest [...]
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