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Bus Bus Maintenance Community In the News

Friends turn retired bus into RV, drive across U.S. 

Posted by Kathy Graul | Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:00:00 PM
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to turn something unconventional into a house? How about a Metro Transit bus? That's exactly what a couple of friends from the Twin Cities did this summer before embarking on a journey in the [...]
Bus Community Shelters State Fair

Smaller shelter shown off at State Fair 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:08:00 AM
A student-designed waiting shelter with a reduced footprint and other innovative features is on display at the Minnesota State Fair. The shelter was designed by architecture graduate student Amy Van Gessel as part of a class at the University of [...]
Community Light Rail State Fair

A city commute in crop art 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM
Sarah Leismer wanted to bring a little bit of the city to the collection of mostly rural-inspired crop art on display at the Minnesota State Fair. The result: a detailed representation of a Metro Transit light-rail train passing the [...]
Community St. Paul Student Pass

Students make the case for expanding transit access 

| Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:12:00 AM
For several years, high school student Spencer Willits has used transit to travel to and from school, work and other activities. At 16-years-old, he says riding buses and trains has given him greater independence to travel around the Twin Cities [...]
Bus Community Know Your Operator

Top operators recognized for safe driving, customer service 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:47:00 PM
Every weekday morning, operator Rodney Smith makes four 12-mile journeys between Normandale Community College and downtown Minneapolis on Route 535. With a full load of customers in tow, he guides a 40-foot bus through rush hour traffic on [...]
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