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Metro Transit, BNSF team up for Toys for Tots drive

Northstar customers donate more than 1,000 toys in two days. Star News, KARE 11, Pioneer Press report.

Historic Union Depot reopens in St. Paul

Union Depot reestablished as multimodal transit hub reports Passenger Transport, MPR and Pioneer Press.

Commuters turn to trains, buses in tough winter weather

KSTP, KARE 11 and MPR report on techniques and tools for travel in winter conditions.

Student pass program gets high marks

Southwest Journal reports that senior high school transit pass has strong first semester.

The business case for transit

New study shows that expanding transit is good for business.
Covered by Business Journal, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune and Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce.

Hennepin County produces new feature on Hiawatha light rail

New video shows highlights and growth spurred since opening of first light-rail line in Twin Cities.

New hybrid buses begin operation in St. Paul and its suburbs

Mass Transit, Pioneer Press and Fox 9 report on 33 new hybrid-electric buses on east metro routes.

MPTA names Metro Transit's Homan 'Transit Professional of the Year'

InTransit recognizes Director of Bus Maintenance, Jan Homan, at 2012 ceremony. (p. 9)

Minneapolis/St. Paul makes travel mag's list of best transit, pedestrian cities

Travel and Leisure names Minneapolis/St.Paul in "America's Favorite Cities" feature.  

2012 Twinkle Bus: now in Holidazzling HD

Target Holidazzle parade joined by leaner, greener Twinkle bus. MPR and Star Tribune report.

Three Billionth Customer wins a year of transit trips

Nadine Babu is Metro Transit customer #3,000,000,000. 
More from WCCO, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, KSTP, ECM, Insight News.

300 miles of bus-only shoulders help reduce highway congestion

This fall, the Twin Cities topped 300 miles of bus-only shoulders.

Ramsey Station opens for Northstar’s third anniversary

The seventh Northstar station opened on Nov. 14 in Ramsey, Minn. 
KSTP, KARE 11, Pioneer PressStar Tribune and Star Tribune: Local North have the story.

Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington noted for partnership, outreach efforts

Star Tribune reports on Chief Harrington's successes and new plans partnering with businesses.  
Pioneer Press and Star Tribune report on an award from the Minnesota Asian Peace Officers Association. 

Attention Nice Riders: Have you considered the bus for short winter trips? 

Downtown Journal notes that riding the bus is an easy seasonal transition for bikesharers.

Metro Transit's Brian Lamb and experts discuss the future of Twin Cities transportation

Metro Transit's General Manager joins fellow transportation experts on TPT's Road Work Ahead program. 

Local businesses, organizations adopt all bus shelters in Brooklyn Center

Sun Post covers the efforts of a Brooklyn Center community organizer to line up bus shelter adopters.

How are bus routes named?

WCCO’s Jason DeRusha finds out in this segment of “Good Question.” 

New light-rail vehicle debuts in downtown Minneapolis

WCCOStar Tribune, Pioneer Press, Finance & Commerce
MinnPost and Progressive Railroading report.

Get to know us: A Metro Transit overview

Downtown Journal surveys Metro Transit operations in a three-part series: 1, 2, 3.

Industry pub names Metro Transit’s Nick Eull one of top “40 under 40”

Mass Transit recognizes Metro Transit’s Manager of Revenue Processing in its annual feature.

Student Pass launches at Minneapolis high schools 

KARE 11 Morning, KARE 11 Evening and Star Tribune cover the launch of the MPS Student Pass.

New East Metro Park & Ride lots provide commuter options

The Pioneer Press looks at new transit facilities in Maplewood, Little Canada and beyond.

Federal partners make transit safer for customers

Star Tribune reports on joint patrols with Metro Transit Police. Fox 9 and Star Tribune cover a supersized public safety campaign. 

Made in Minnesota: The next generation of super efficient hybrid buses

Two "super hybrid" buses join the Metro Transit fleet. MinnPost, MPR, WCCO and MN Daily report.

Go-To promotion wins 'Best in Show' in state contest

InTransit reviews the direct mailer that MACG awarded top prize in 2012 (p. 8).

Region digs in on ‘Interchange’ train/bus/bike/neighborhood project

Star Tribune: “Hub at Target Field advances region’s economic infrastructure.”

Go-To Student Pass program expands to five MPS high schools this fall

MN2020 and MinnPost are on the scene of Youth Congress video shoot about students and transit.

New, lower Northstar fares aimed at first-time riders

KARE-11 talks with commuters onboard a Northstar train about why they choose the line.
“Met Council should experiment with pricing” argues a Star Tribune editorial.

Emergency preparedness drill in Anoka readies first responders

ABC Newspapers details Metro Transit’s role in large-scale, multi-agency rescue scenario. 

Improving bus connections with Central Corridor light rail

MPR and MN2020 cover the effort to optimize bus service with the launch of the Green Line in 2014.

Bike Walk Week 2012 = pedals, feet and more

MN2020 looks at bike and pedestrian connections with transit during 2012 Bike Walk Week.

"Keeping Safety and Security in the Forefront"

Passenger Transport covers an innovative Transit Police public safety program for bus drivers.

Transit Police officers, others honored during Nat’l Police Week

Pioneer Press recaps the Metro Transit Police Department’s 15th Annual Awards Ceremony.

Light-rail safety is a shared responsibility in Bloomington and beyond

Bloomington Today covers common sense light-rail safety tips for riders and motorists.

Twin Cities' bus-only shoulder lanes take hold nationally

Fox 9 takes a ride on a bus-only shoulder lane with driver Duane Lundgren. 

Go-To 'Smartcard' fare payment expands

MinnPost reviews the expansion of the Go-To Card and benefits for customers and operations.

'Watching the Detectives' who monitor buses behind the scenes

Fox 9 looks at how technology and people keep the Transit Control Center on top of the system.

"Best Bus Route" 2012

City Pages staff choose express Route 94, readers choose local Route 6 as "Best of the Twin Cities."

Up for the Challenge

MinnPost, Pioneer Press survey the 10th Commuter Challenge; MN Daily talks with commute changers.

Driving a day in his shoes…

        A Minnesota Daily reporter rides along with Route 3 driver Wayne Adermann on the popular student route.

Exploring by light rail for visitors and natives

        Minnesota Monthly's "Minnesota Journeys" looks at sites along the Hiawatha light rail line.   

"How Do They Wrap Ads on Light Rail Cars?"

        WCCO's Jason DeRusha discovers the answer to this frequently-asked Good Question.   

Lights! Music! Action! used to tune up Lake Street/Midtown Station 

        Star TribuneCity Pages cover enhancements - including classical music - at a popular light rail station.   

Benefits of buses, trains, bikes and walking featured in local videos  

        Architecture MN hosts “Videotect,” a contest featuring videos about sustainable transportation.   

"Lake Street K" remembered  

        Karen Krech drove Route 21 for three decades. Her love for the line is commemorated in the Star Tribune.   

MSP Airport to MOA via HLRT = "best route to a shopping spree"  

        USA Today ranks the 10 "coolest airport public transportation routes." It's even better with MSP Tours.

Two customers win accolades, prize money for Go-To Card contest videos  

        Mass Transit reports the results of a national transit promotion with two Twin Cities winners.

2011 ridership tops 80 million for only the second time in 30 years 

        Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, MinnPost, Fridley Patch, Star News, Progressive Railroading report.

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