Sunday, June 27, 2010

Brooklyn Center Fire Department Open House

Brooklyn Center Fire Department Open House on June 26, 2010 at the West Fire Station

Kitchen Fire Demonstration

Friday, June 25, 2010

2010 New Flyer D60LFR

The 2010 New Flyer D60LFR has has arrived. Here are a 9 parked outside of MJ Ruter Garage. They will be going to Heywood and East Metro Garages.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Central Corridor Contract Awarded

Met Council Awards $205.1 Million Contract To Walsh Construction

The Metropolitan Council awarded its first heavy construction contract for the Central Corridor light rail transit project to Walsh Construction Wednesday.

The $205.1 million award will build the seven-mile St. Paul segment of the line.

Construction is expected to begin in August east of the state Capitol on Robert and 12th streets north of Interstate 94. Utility relocation work, however, is expected to start soon after July 4.

Officials say most of the heavy construction on University Avenue will occur in 2011 between Emerald Street and Hamline Avenue and in 2012 between Hamline and Robert. The work in downtown St. Paul will occur in 2011-2012.

Bids for the heavy construction work on the line’s western three miles will be opened July 27. The Met Council is scheduled to award that contract Aug. 25.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How to be safe around LRT

Bus Shooting

Transit Police Look For 3 In Bus Shooting

Police are looking for the three suspects involved in a shooting on a metro transit bus Monday night.

Metro Transit officers responded to the intersection of 27th Avenue North and Penn Avenue North in Minneapolis after shots were fired around midnight.

A witness says three people got onto the bus and started an argument with him. He says they got off the bus and fired several shots at him.

No one was injured.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

First Transit Loses Contract

County Traveler service gets new operator

Anoka County regular route and dial-a-ride bus services will have a new operator Aug. 1.

The Anoka County Board, on the recommendation of its Public Works Committee, has awarded a five-year contract to MV Transportation Inc. to provide Anoka County Traveler regular route transit, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) dial-a-ride service and Anoka County and NW Ramsey County Transit Link service.

First Transit has operated these services for the past 18 years for Anoka County, but their existing five-year contract ends June 30.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Northstar Buying the UTA Locomotive

Sixth locomotive to be purchased for Northstar

Northstar is going to buy the Utah Transit Authority FrontRunner Locomotive #12

Theft By Bus

I found this on You Tube. As a bus driver, I see this happen everyday. I wonder if it is time to do away with paper transfers like Chicago and Washington D.C. has.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I Love This Bus

Found this on YouTube. I found it kinda funny and thought I would share.