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Good Question: How are light-rail rides counted? 

| Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:25:00 PM
With tens of thousands of customers boarding light-rail trains on the METRO Green and Blue lines every day, it’s reasonable to wonder just how Metro Transit keeps track of all those rides. The answer: Automatic Passenger Counters, or [...]
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Fond memories on a final ride 

| Friday, January 9, 2015 2:40:00 PM
Paul Liddicoat was just out of high school, living at home and looking for work, when his mom, a longtime bus rider, suggested that he apply at what was then known as the Metropolitan Transit Commission. Liddicoat hadn’t considered working as an [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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