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Community Light Rail State Fair

A city commute in crop art 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM
Sarah Leismer wanted to bring a little bit of the city to the collection of mostly rural-inspired crop art on display at the Minnesota State Fair. The result: a detailed representation of a Metro Transit light-rail train passing the [...]
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Blue, Green lines top 1 million rides in July 

| Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:20:00 PM
More than 1 million rides were taken on both the METRO Blue and Green lines last month, pushing total ridership through the end of July to nearly 49.4 million. Ridership on all modes — local and express buses, Northstar and light rail — is up [...]
Bus Know Your Operator Safety

Celebrating four decades of service, safety 

| Wednesday, July 8, 2015 1:11:00 PM
When Jerry Olson was sent out to drive a bus alone for the first time, the then 21-year-old operator couldn’t help but feel a little anxious. After all, he’d had just four weeks of training and had gotten into enough trouble with his own vehicles [...]
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Good Question: Why is service reduced on certain dates? 

| Wednesday, July 1, 2015 10:56:00 AM
On dates when fewer customers are expected to ride transit, service is reduced on some bus routes, as well as light rail and Northstar. These “Reduced Service” days are typically observed holidays when many major employers are closed. Most of the [...]
Bus Transit Information

New bus stop signs introduced 

| Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:44:00 AM
More than 100 new bus stop signs with additional information have gone up in North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park over the last several weeks, the first step in a systemwide overhaul that will unfold over the coming years. At locations with a [...]
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