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2014: A historic year for Metro Transit 

| Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:16:00 PM
As we prepare to close the books on 2014, I’d like to briefly reflect on all of the incredible progress Metro Transit has made over the last 12 months. It was, in short, an incredible and historic year for our organization, our customers and our [...]
Community METRO Green Line Minneapolis Safety St. Paul University of Minnesota

Strong ridership defines first six months of METRO Green Line service 

| Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:41:00 PM
Strong and growing ridership is the hallmark of the METRO Green Line’s first six-months of operation. Customers have taken about 6 million rides since service began on June 14, including more than 1 million rides in both September and October. [...]
Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Mary Barnd 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, December 5, 2014 12:57:00 PM
When Operator Mary Barnd picked up her first customers, she panicked. As a 17-year semi-truck driver, Barnd had developed an innate sensitivity to others entering her private driving space and was taken aback when she started training and [...]
Bus Transit Information

1 million calls and counting 

| Friday, November 21, 2014 11:14:00 AM
When Gary Bier began working in the Transit Information Center, his trip planning tools included a large wall map, a tape measure and a robust memory. “If you were taking 20 calls a day you were really cooking,” Bier said recently. “Each of those [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety

Light-rail vehicles ready for all seasons 

| Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1:10:00 PM
Metro Transit’s light-rail vehicles are becoming even more weather-hardened. Pantographs that are specially-equipped to cut through ice on overhead wires are being installed on all 27 Bombardier light-rail vehicles and 32 of the newer Siemens [...]
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