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Transit Information

Smaller, solar-powered real-time signs being tested at select bus stops  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:37:00 PM
A new transit information tool – one that looks a lot like the devices people use to read e-books – is being tested at a few busy bus stops. The tablet-sized displays, attached to the poles holding bus stop signs, provide real-time departure [...]
Transit Information

New online schedules make trip planning easier, more accessible  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:09:00 PM
Customers who refer to online schedules can now see when a bus is scheduled to arrive at each stop along a route, and how long it will take to get to stops farther down the line. Previously, schedules only showed arrival times for certain [...]
Transit Information

Better signs, better information arrive on Marq2 corridor 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:39:00 PM
New real-time displays that promise to be more reliable were recently installed at some of the busiest bus stops in downtown Minneapolis. In all, 36 new LED displays were placed along the Marq2 Corridor, where customers board dozens of [...]
Transit Information

New technology will provide a better idea of when next bus will arrive 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:19:00 AM
Traffic lights, weather and other variables have always made predicting when buses will arrive at their next stop a complicated endeavor. But new technology now promises to give customers a much better idea of when the next bus will [...]
COVID-19 Transit Information

Customer support staff working from home, but here to help 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:35:00 PM
Staff who normally report to Metro Transit's Customer Relations offices, the Transit Information Center and Service Centers continue to support customers from home offices. The TIC's 30 representatives, who help customers plan trips and answer [...]
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