What’s Broken?

A clock at the bustling Uptown Transit Station, where Hennepin Avenue South meets the Midtown Greenway, has been keeping the wrong time for some time.

Metro Transit Customer Service Director Bob Gibbons said the west-facing clock has to be to reset every three months. Since the Southwest Journal first heard about the slow timepiece, Gibbons said Metro Transit had reset the clock.

The clock fell two hours behind the correct Central Standard Time.

Metro Transit is working with the manufacturer on a permanent fix, Gibbons said, so that it keeps time like the three other clocks in the tower.

"The maintenance department will put [the clock] on a weekly watch list," he said. "To make sure that when it falls behind, they are attentive to resetting it."

Gibbons said the Uptown Transit Station as a whole cost approximately $4.7 million to construct. There is no single estimate for how much the clock tower cost to build, he said.

The Uptown Transit Station is the third- or fourth-busiest single bus stop in the region, behind the Mall of America, Lake Street & Nicollet Avenue and the Lake & Chicago Avenue intersections, according to Gibbons. Approximately 2,500 customers board at the hub each day.