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August 2013

Q&A With Metro Transit GM Brian Lamb

Was named GM of Metro Transit in 2004. Today, Lamb oversees a bus and rail system with nearly 2,800 employees who operate two rail lines and nearly 900 buses on 125 routes.

August 2013

Light Rail Ridership Growth Spurs Minneapolis' Metro Transit to Expand Services

The agency is set to move forward with several projects, including the recently opened BRT system, an 11-mile light rail system set to launch in mid-2014, and an ambitious decade-long project that will convert Metro’s highest ridership bus routes into rapid bus service corridors.

June 2013

Minneapolis' Metro Brings Wind-Powered Rail Travel

Metro Transit bought approximately 71,000 kilowatt hours of wind-generated electricity from energy supplier Xcel Energy’s Windsource program as part of an Earth Day event. This was just one of many components of its Go Greener initiative.

December 2011

Plainclothes officers, station announcements used to quell handheld electronic thefts

As the popularity of handheld electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets and e-readers grows, so has the temptation for would-be thieves.

June 2011

Improving Bus Service Cost and Efficiency Using Indoor Location Systems

The new efficiencies in service that automatic vehicle location brings are being extended into transit yard operations using systems that can provide very accurate vehicle location through covered parking garages and maintenance facilities.

January 2011

Transit Agencies Cultivate Customer Base to Grow Rail Ridership

As unemployment numbers grow in the midst of the recession, transit ridership numbers have dipped. To help boost ridership, transit agencies are developing marketing campaigns and promotions, partnering with local businesses and sports teams, and implementing employee discount programs, with much success.

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