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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Kossivi Loko 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:37:00 AM
Kossivi Loko is no stranger to patience, dedication, and community. As an immigrant from the West African nation of Togo, it took a decade’s worth of patience, dedication, and a desire for community to successfully become a citizen of the [...]
Ridership State Fair

Record State Fair attendance leads to lots of rides 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, September 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM
A record number of Minnesota State Fair attendees took transit to and from the fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 1, when the fair also saw its busiest day ever. More than 83,500 rides were provided on State Fair Express Buses and regular routes [...]
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 [...]
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