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Transit help just a phone call away 

| Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Technology has dramatically altered the way Metro Transit’s customers plan their trips, offering real-time information that allows users to see the best way to get from Point A to Point B with just a few clicks. That doesn’t mean Metro [...]
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Let history be your guide on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line 

| Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:40:00 AM
From Ford Motor Co.’s downtown Minneapolis factory to the Oliver H. Kelly Farm in Elk River, a trip on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line is rich in history. And now there’s more of it. Minnesota Public Radio’s audio tour of the 40-mile [...]
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Apps put transit in the palm of your hand 

| Friday, June 7, 2013 4:04:00 PM
In addition to Metro Transit’s mobile website, the agency provides third-party developers the information they need to build apps that provide route and schedule information, frequently in real time. That trove of data comes primarily from The [...]
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Star Tribune: Driver Jerry Olson honored for dozens of awards 

| Friday, June 7, 2013 2:12:00 PM
"Metro Transit’s most celebrated driver has never lived up to his nickname, “Crash.” And for that, he was honored Thursday. Jerry Olson was recognized by Metro Transit for having earned 25 Outstanding Operator Awards and 39 consecutive Safe [...]
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Good Question: Why are free rides offered to some events? 

| Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:42:00 PM
With St. Patrick's Day around the corner and basketball and hockey seasons underway, customers have asked us about Metro Transit's free ride promotions. We partner with organizations and events throughout the year to provide free trial rides in [...]
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