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Go Green Light Rail

Sunshine harnessed for electricity at LRT facility 

| Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:30:00 PM
Metro Transit is getting a little greener (again). This month, a new 40-kilowatt solar array will come online at the Light Rail Support Facility, located east of the METRO Blue Line on Franklin Avenue. The facility serves as a base for all Metro [...]
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How transit helps clear the road 

| Friday, November 22, 2013 4:00:00 PM
Buses, trains and other modes of transit carry more people more efficiently – a point that was made vividly clear in an image that recently circulated on the Internet. The image sets side-by-side the amount of road space consumed by [...]
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Route 597: Simple steps to an easy commute 

| Friday, November 22, 2013 3:24:00 PM
Janell Nelson hadn’t worked in downtown Minneapolis for over 20 years. But when she got a new job that brought her back to the heart of the city in early November, she knew immediately that she wasn’t interested in driving to the office every day. [...]
Retro Transit Transit Police

Lieutenant recalls progress of Metro Transit Police Department 

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:16:00 PM
When Charles Donaldson began policing buses in 1985, he’d simply leave his downtown Minneapolis apartment, walk to the corner and hop aboard. He carried no radio to keep him in touch with other officers and worked a loosely-coordinated schedule [...]
Bus Route of the Week

Route 21: A crosstown with culture, community 

| Friday, November 15, 2013 3:40:00 PM
When Hannah Ankeny’s car died three years ago, she decided to forego buying a new one and rely on transit instead. Today, getting to her job at Parkway Middle School Montessori on St. Paul’s east side means taking Route 21 from her home in [...]
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