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Use of audio NexTrip real-time departures expands 

| Monday, May 06, 2013 8:45:00 AM

Customers requested NexTrip real-time predicted departures in audio format 4,000 times in April — up from 3,000 times in February. Particularly useful for blind and low-vision customers, the annunciator system features a push-button audio interface in addition to the visual signs at 36 locations throughout the Twin Cities.

The most popular locations are Mall of America Transit Station and Marquette Avenue & 7th Street. A NexTrip audio annunciator was most recently installed at Union Depot. The system will be added at South Bloomington Transit Center this summer.




Image at left: NexTrip annunciator inside Leamington Transit Center.


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Go-To Cards used to pay fares at record rate 

| Thursday, May 02, 2013 1:35:00 PM

Go-To Cards were used to pay for 3.43 million rides in February  54.7 percent of fares paid. This is the highest share of Go-To transactions recorded to date. 

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Star Tribune – Metro Transit fare collection is in the Go-To cards


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MTPD featured in Minnesota Police Journal cover story  

| Monday, April 01, 2013 1:48:00 PM

Metro Transit Ploice Department featured in Minnesota Police Journal

The Winter 2013 edition of Minnesota Police Journal features a cover story about the Metro Transit Police Department. Written by Chief John Harrington, the comprehensive three-page article is available at as a PDF document.

The article is reprinted courtesy of Minnesota Police Journal - the official publication of The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MMPOA). The MMPOA is the largest association representing police officers in Minnesota and its members include rank and file municipal police officers, county deputy sheriffs and peace officers employed by the State of Minnesota.

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More than a Million Miller Free (and safe) rides 

| Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Miller Lite sponsors free Metro Transit rides during St. Patrick's Day.

Customers took 39,077 “Miller Free Rides” on Metro Transit buses and trains on March 16 in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. This pushes the all-time total number of rides taken in the Twin Cities during St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations to 1,029,847. Now in its 16th year, Miller Coors Brewing Company provides funding for this community service partnership. 

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New Go-To Card vending machine at MOA 

| Friday, March 29, 2013 4:48:00 PM

Photo: vending machine for Metro Transit Go-To cards

A new vending machine that sells $20 Go-To Cards is proving popular with customers.

The machine was installed late last year at Mall of America Transit Centerthe busiest transit center in the Twin Cities.

Customers have purchased more than 600 Go-To Cards from the vending machine so far in 2013.

Metro Transit plans to install additional units at Uptown Transit Center and other popular locations in the near future.


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