Monday, April 01, 2013 1:48:00 PM
The Winter 2013 edition of Minnesota Police Journal features a cover story about the Metro Transit Police Department. Written by Chief John Harrington, the comprehensive three-page article is available at metrotransit.org/police as a PDF document.
The article is reprinted courtesy of Minnesota Police Journal - the official publication of The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MMPOA). The MMPOA is the largest association representing police officers in Minnesota and its members include rank and file municipal police officers, county deputy sheriffs and peace officers employed by the State of Minnesota.
Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:20:00 PM
Customers took 39,077 “Miller Free Rides” on Metro Transit buses and trains on March 16 in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. This pushes the all-time total number of rides taken in the Twin Cities during St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations to 1,029,847. Now in its 16th year, Miller Coors Brewing Company provides funding for this community service partnership.
Friday, March 29, 2013 4:48:00 PM
A new vending machine that sells $20 Go-To Cards is proving popular with customers.
The machine was installed late last year at Mall of America Transit Center, the busiest transit center in the Twin Cities.
Customers have purchased more than 600 Go-To Cards from the vending machine so far in 2013.
Metro Transit plans to install additional units at Uptown Transit Center and other popular locations in the near future.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:51:00 AM
Minneapolis senior high school students using Go-To Student Passes have taken more than one million rides on Metro Transit buses and trains in just seven months. An expanded partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools and Metro Transit to provide students with transit passes for the 2012-2013 school year began in August 2012.
Passes, which are combined with student ID cards, were issued to eligible students at Edison, North, Patrick Henry, Roosevelt, Washburn, Wellstone and Transition Plus. Passes can be used to travel to and from school and other activities between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. seven days a week. South and Southwest high schools are expected to join the program this fall.
In a recent survey of MPS Go-To Student Pass users, eight in 10 said they use their passes to engage in learning opportunities throughout the Twin Cities. The top six activities reported were tutoring, athletics, school clubs, mentoring, internships and jobs.
Thanks for riding with us, MPS students!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:11:00 PM
Language Line, a telephone interpretation service available through Metro Transit's Transit Information Center and Customer Relations departments, has been well-received by customers after six months in operation. The service allows phone representatives to provide trip plans and transit information in 170 languages with the help of translators.
More than 80 percent of translations to date have been in Spanish; Somali and Hmong have made up about 13 percent of calls. Assistance has also been provided in Amharic, Oromo, Swahili, Tamil, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Language Line is used for about 25 calls per month.
Language Line is available at 612-373-3333.
Star Tribune – Transit information offered in 200 languages