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Transit Police

Gratitude motivates new Metro Transit police officers 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:37:00 PM
Eight years to the day after a bullet tore through his left triceps in a close firefight with Taliban militants in Afghanistan, Chang Lee was sworn-in as one of the Metro Transit Police Department’s newest police officers. Seven other men and [...]
Bus Community

Artwork highlights the connection between transit, regional parks 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:39:00 PM
Large, colorful monarch butterflies may give you a ride to a regional park this summer. Metro Transit has wrapped two buses, dubbed Nature Connectors, with a beautiful painting designed by Minneapolis muralist Greta McLain and created in her [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Northstar

Employees recall opening days of Metro Transit’s rail lines 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:14:00 AM
To hear John MacQueen tell it, the METRO Blue Line’s June 26, 2004, opening was hardly a sure success. “One of the strangest things was nothing worked well, except the day before we opened,” said MacQueen, the Blue Line’s first rail transit [...]
METRO Blue Line Public Art

Big commitment brings ‘Small Kindnesses’ back to life 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:29:00 PM
Joe Scala firmly believes art supports individuals’ well-being. He also believes it should work properly. Those dual beliefs have been in evidence for the past 15 years as Scala has voluntarily and dutifully looked after nearly two-dozen [...]
C Line

C Line heralded as ‘future’ of Twin Cities transportation 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, June 10, 2019 10:43:00 PM
The METRO C Line had been open less than four hours when Brandon Martin found himself boarding at one of the Bus Rapid Transit line’s new stations for the second time that day. “I don’t know what magic you’re using, but the bus seems to just [...]
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