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Plastic seats the new norm on light rail vehicles 

| Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:58:00 PM
The cloth seats customers once found – and sometimes avoided – on light rail vehicles are no more. This summer, light rail technicians finished swapping out more than 13,000 cloth seat backs and bottoms with new, custom-designed plastic seats [...]
METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Public Art

Rain reveals artwork at rail stations, bus stops 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:08:00 PM
Remember to glance at the pavement the next time you’re waiting for a bus or light rail train in the rain. You might be pleasantly surprised. The work of four Minneapolis artists was recently applied with rain-activated invisible spray at [...]
Bus Minneapolis

Route 3 changes provide a simpler, more reliable ride 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 26, 2021 9:16:00 AM
Simpler is better. That's the mantra behind route and schedule changes that took effect in August on Route 3, which connects downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota and downtown St. Paul. To help prevent customer confusion, [...]
Transit Police

For Transit Police K-9s, exposure to transit begins on day one 

| Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9:23:00 PM
K-9s that work with the Metro Transit Police Department will spend nearly a decade sniffing their way around trains, buses and boarding areas. So it only makes sense that their training would also take place in such an environment. And now [...]
Where I'm From

Where I’m From: Joseph Otoo-Essilfie, Rail Supervisor 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 19, 2021 10:02:00 AM
Metro Transit employees come from many cultures and backgrounds. To celebrate this diversity, employees who are proud to share their heritage and identity will be regularly featured on the Riders' Almanac blog. Read more stories here. Tell [...]
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