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Shelters

New guards designed to help keep the heat on 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, November 16, 2018 5:00:00 PM
When cold weather arrives, customers a grateful for any warmth they can find. But on-demand shelter heaters are frequently vandalized, taking them out of service until they can be repaired. A new metal guard beginning to appear at some busy [...]
METRO Green Line Ridership

Green Line continues to see record-breaking ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, November 16, 2018 12:51:00 PM
The Green Line had its busiest month ever in October, keeping the light rail line on pace to set another annual ridership record. More than 1.4 million rides were taken last month, topping the previous high, set in September, by more than 127,000 [...]
Winter Weather

Winter is coming … and Metro Transit is prepared. 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, November 5, 2018 3:14:00 PM
Metro Transit received four new service trucks earlier this year, including this truck at East Metro Garage. The vehicles become critical during the winter months, when technicians are sent out to recover buses that become trapped in the snow. [...]
Rider Information

How are trips impacted by Daylight Savings Time? 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 1, 2018 1:46:00 PM
When Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday morning, many people will enjoy an extra hour of sleep. At Metro Transit, though, setting clocks back an hour presents a unique challenge – and some extra work. To compensate for the time change, rail [...]
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Avoid accidents after daylight savings day 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, October 29, 2018 10:12:00 AM
After we roll back the clock and there’s less daylight, we enter a period when data has shown an increase in pedestrian, bicycle, scooter and motor vehicle collisions. The simple equation looks like this: Less daylight + end of workday + rush [...]
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