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Public Art

28th Ave. Mural Project features local artists' work 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:07:00 PM
Three new murals were recently installed in the stairwell at the METRO Blue Line's 28th Avenue Park & Ride (8100 30th Ave. S, Bloomington). The murals are expected to remain up for a few years to determine whether permanent installations [...]

BCTC construction aims to refresh facility 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, October 16, 2020 3:19:00 PM
Improvements to one of Metro Transit's busiest boarding areas, the Brooklyn Center Transit Center, are underway. When construction is complete in early-2021, customers and staff will find new canopies, benches, ticket machines, bike racks and [...]

Better Bus Routes set sights on Route 3 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, October 16, 2020 2:56:00 PM
A construction crew working this summer on shelter for Route 63, now with Better Bus Route upgrades implemented at the start of the September service change. Since 2018, the Better Bus Route program has sought to improve the customer [...]
In This Together

In this Together: Chelsa Johnson, METRO Gold Line Environmental Lead 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, October 16, 2020 2:54:00 PM
Across the organization, Metro Transit employees’ work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In This Together" Q&As illustrate how employees are adapting both on and off the clock. Read more interviews here. How has the [...]
Transit Police

Police recruits’ backgrounds include coping with chaotic childhood, war, career change 

| Friday, October 16, 2020 2:53:00 PM
On Oct. 14 Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) welcomed a diverse group of new officers with varied backgrounds and abilities. In addition to English, the recruits speak Somali, Arabic, Greek, Hmong and Spanish. Two are women, eight have been [...]
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