Metro Transit, Xcel Energy and the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Earth Day today by the highlighting energy-conserving features of the rail center that is home to the Metro Green Line that begins operations in less than two months.
This week, Metro Transit and the region’s Transportation Management Organizations (TMOs) launched Switch My Trip, a campaign that encourages Twin Cities workers and residents who typically drive alone to try getting around in a new way.
Light rail between Minneapolis and St. Paul will link Twin Cities residents to neighborhoods and the two downtown's starting Saturday, June 14, with free rides and day-long community celebrations, Metropolitan Council Chair Susan Haigh said Jan. 22.
Using Xcel Energy’s Windsource program, Metro Transit has purchased about 71,000 kilowatt-hours of wind-generated electricity — about a day’s worth of the power required to operate the light-rail line.
Metro Transit will improve transit service throughout the East Metro by assigning 33 of its newest, quietest and lowest-emissions hybrid-electric buses to routes operating on streets throughout St. Paul and its suburbs.