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Techs take care of the technology behind transit 

| Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:36:00 PM
When Ed Anstett began at Metro Transit 36 years ago he was among four people who maintained the radios that had just been added to buses, providing a lifeline for operators who before that had nothing to rely on but payphones. Like the technology [...]
A Line BRT St. Paul

Time lapse: A Line shelter installation 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, January 8, 2016 2:03:00 PM
The latest sign of progress on what will become the region’s first arterial Bus Rapid Transit Line, the A Line, arrived this week near the corner of Snelling and University avenues. The shelter installed Wednesday on the northbound side of [...]
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New transit-friendly HQ a perfect ‘Match’ 

| Monday, December 14, 2015 9:00:00 AM
When Be the Match relocated to its new North Loop headquarters, Michael Smith thought he'd continue driving to work. But weeks after the relocation, he gave up on the idea of driving and using one of the few underground parking spaces available [...]
A Line BRT Bus

A Line buses start rolling in 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, December 10, 2015 1:49:00 PM
Buses that will be used on the region’s first arterial Bus Rapid Transit line are beginning to arrive. The first of 12 BRT buses that will be used on the A Line, #8000, was delivered on Friday, Nov. 27. The remainder of the fleet is scheduled to [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line

Keeping light-rail vehicles in shape for the long haul 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, December 4, 2015 1:55:00 PM
After logging more than 700,000 miles, Metro Transit’s first generation of light-rail vehicles is getting some extra attention. Electro Mechanic-Technicians at the Minneapolis Operations and Maintenance Facility recently embarked on a [...]
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