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On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: John Dillery, Senior Planner  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:12:00 PM
How did you come to Metro Transit and what do you do?  My interest in transit began as a kid growing up in Mahtomedi in the 1960s. My neighbors and older family members often told streetcar stories. I was curious about it, so I walked [...]
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Bus lanes come to Seventh Street in downtown Minneapolis 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:13:00 PM
A splash of red paint will help buses move a little easier through a busy downtown Minneapolis corridor. Crews from the City of Minneapolis this month began marking the city’s newest bus lane by applying red paint to a nine-block stretch [...]
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I-35W & Lake Street Station opening October 18 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:00:00 PM
After decades of visioning and community input, the I-35W & Lake Street Station will open to the public on Monday, Oct. 18. The two-level station, in the center of I-35W, will be served by several local and express routes and, starting [...]
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“It means everything”: Operator celebrates 45 years of service  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:59:00 PM
When Operator Melanie Benson pulled up to the bus stop on Lagoon Avenue Monday morning, as she’s done hundreds of times over the years, a few familiar faces were there to greet her. There was also a plaque to be presented, commemorating Benson’s [...]
Know Your Operator

Know your Operator: Komi Afoutou, South Garage  

| Monday, October 11, 2021 4:11:00 PM
Years of service: 8 Lives: Richfield Garage: South Family: Wife and three kids While working as a high school principal in Togo, Komi Afoutou won the Visa lottery. So, the recently married 32-year-old and his wife packed their bags. [...]
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