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Light rail, Bus Rapid Transit lines set annual ridership records 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 11, 2019 1:00:00 PM
It was another record-setting year for Metro Transit’s light rail and Bus Rapid Transit lines. The Green Line, Blue Line and A Line each saw their highest annual ridership ever in 2018, breaking records that were set just a year [...]
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Bus stop improvements continue in downtown St. Paul 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:52:00 PM
A new waiting shelter was recently installed outside the old Pioneer Press Building, part of a broader and continued effort to improve waiting facilities across downtown St. Paul. The new shelter is located on 5th Street between Cedar and Wabasha [...]
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Good Question: How do I become a bus operator? 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, February 4, 2019 3:55:00 PM
Contrary to what some might think, it’s not easy to become a Metro Transit bus operator. There’s a lot of technical information and processes to learn – but don’t worry – we offer help to anyone who asks for it. From the moment you express [...]
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Icy conditions present unique, rare challenge 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 4, 2019 1:25:00 PM
Winter weather is nothing new to our region, or to Metro Transit. So when snow or ice arrives, we know how to respond. There are times, though, when conditions present unavoidable challenges. Such was the case on Monday morning, when freezing [...]
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Good question: Why do tracks sometimes crack? 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, February 1, 2019 9:05:00 AM
Light rail vehicles weigh around 100,000 pounds each. So the steel tracks they operate on have to be sturdy and well maintained. To ensure light rail tracks are in good order, Metro Transit’s track maintainers regularly walk end-to-end looking [...]
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