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Bus Go Green Light Rail Minneapolis

Solar power lighting Metro Transit buildings, shelters 

| Thursday, September 5, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Metro Transit is seeing the light – and putting it to good use. Three separate solar energy projects are in the works as part of an effort to cut in half the amount of energy purchased for Metro Transit facilities by 2020. In October, [...]
Bus In the News Light Rail METRO Green Line On the METRO St. Paul Transit Improvements

St. Paul connections go every direction, including up 

| Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:12:00 PM
Construction on a new vertical connection between the METRO Green Line’s Central Station and the St. Paul Skyway is now underway. The connection was celebrated Wednesday morning in St. Paul as disability advocates and downtown business leaders [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Safety

More maintenance, more miles 

| Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:03:00 PM
Judging strictly by appearances, the 1984 Ford tow truck kept at the Martin J. Ruter Garage in Brooklyn Center may not seem particularly noteworthy. But the truck has a distinct honor: it is the oldest vehicle in Metro Transit’s fleet. After [...]
Bus METRO Blue Line METRO Orange Line Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 46: Students, sanctuary and synergy in south Minneapolis 

| Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:00:00 PM
As classes let out at Southwest High School for the first time on Monday, buses lined up around the perimeter of the school. But they weren’t yellow. Instead, the buses came from Metro Transit and bore all the hallmarks of public transportation [...]
Bus Express Bus In the News State Fair

Ridership strong on State Fair's opening weekend 

| Monday, August 26, 2013 12:28:00 PM
Fairgoers poured onto buses before pouring into the Midway over the first weekend of the Minnesota State Fair. As of Sunday, nearly 80,000 customers had boarded Metro Transit's express State Fair buses or used regular route service to get to the [...]
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