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Wilken recognized with Distinguished Career Award 

| Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:11:00 PM
Revenue Operations Supervisor Bill Wilken has seen quite a few changes since he began his career cleaning buses more than 40 years ago. Many of them were of his own making, too. After transferring to Sales Operations in the early 1980s, Wilken [...]
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C Line plans being shaped by outreach 

| Friday, October 14, 2016 3:16:00 PM
Plans for the region’s second rapid bus line, the C Line, are being shaped by coordinated outreach and engagement efforts that invite residents to think about transit improvements as one of several community-building tools. For the last [...]
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Monday Night Football helps set new single-day light rail ridership record 

| Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:40:00 PM
A dose of Monday Night Football helped set a new single-day light rail ridership record on Monday, Oct. 3. There were a combined 122,529 rides on the METRO Green and Blue lines on that day, surpassing the previous single-day light-rail ridership [...]
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Work underway on new Nicollet Mall Station platform 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:30:00 PM
Efforts to complete a new platform at Nicollet Mall Station began this week. Located immediately east of the northbound track, the platform was partially constructed in 2013 as work was underway on an adjacent 26-story apartment building, Nic on [...]
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Yarn Bus provides ‘unexpected joy’ 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:38:00 PM
Over the last two years, local artist Knitteapolis has wrapped more than 1,000 stop sign posts, bike racks, statues and other fixed objects around the Twin Cities with yarn. This week, she put her creative stamp, known as a “yarn bomb,” on [...]
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