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October 14, 2014

Question of the Day: EXPO Tuesday

What has changed at your operation since 2011’s EXPO?


May 7, 2014

Question of the day: What is the most urgent trend affecting your operation today?

We ask transit agency leaders about economic, social and political trends impacting their operations right now.


January 23, 2014

Minn. Metro Transit ridership surpasses 81 million in 2013

The Northstar Commuter Rail line had a particularly strong year, with ridership up more than 12%.


September 30, 2013

Question of the Day- What do you like about your job?

As part of the APTA Annual Meeting, METRO asked top executives what they liked about their job. Here are their answers.


September 25, 2013

Minneapolis' Northstar commuter adds Wi-Fi

The “cab car” of each train will be marked with graphics inside and out that designate it as the location for free customer Wi-Fi access.


December 10, 2009

Minn.'s Northstar ridership passes 33,000 in 15 days

Metro Transit said it has has leased a locomotive from the Utah Transit Authority. The locomotive, which will be the sixth in the Northstar fleet, currently is en route to the Big Lake, Minn., maintenance base. It will enhance long-term service reliability and ease maintenance pressures.


November 16, 2009

1,207 customers board Minn. Northstar on first day

Assuming morning riders return home this afternoon, first-day totals will reach 2,414 rides, 70 percent of average weekday ridership expected during the first year.


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