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‘Amazing’ efforts allow service to continue through historic cold 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:37:00 PM
The coldest weather in decades brought its share of challenges this week, but those who needed to travel still found buses and trains operating largely on time. The biggest impacts were felt along the Blue Line, where crews responded to cracks in [...]
C Line

Electric bus put to the test in St. Cloud 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:21:00 AM
For two days, technical staff from bus maintenance tested the first electric bus produced at New Flyer in St. Cloud. ----- At the New Flyer facility in St. Cloud, Metro Transit took not only another step towards opening the METRO C Line, [...]

New course helps applicants earn their permits 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, January 25, 2019 1:29:00 PM
Mechell Snider proudly holds her Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) and looks forward to more hands-on learning in a bus. At the Metro Transit Learning Center, ten bus operator applicants took their first step towards employment by earning a [...]
Good Question

What is METRO BRT?  

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:33:00 PM
What is METRO BRT? BRT stands for Bus Rapid Transit. It’s a bus service that provides fast, frequent service that eliminates the need for a schedule. METRO refers to any lines that provide this type of service, including light rail. METRO [...]
On Off The Clock

On/Off the Clock with CJ Bahan 

Posted by John Komarek | Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:21:00 PM
Name: CJ Bahan Lives: Minneapolis Job: Electro-Mechanical Technician Years of Service: 3 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? Approximately three years ago when I moved to the Twin Cities region to be with my [...]
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