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Route 61: From the city to the farm and back again 

| Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Bucolic farm views aren’t what customers expect to find while riding one of Metro Transit’s urban bus routes. But that’s what they’ll find on Route 61 as it passes the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. Acres of corn, tomatoes and other [...]
Express Bus Route of the Week Suburban Transit

Route 264: On the shoulder and on the move 

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013 3:00:00 AM
Simon Koch has a 20-minute commute from Roseville to downtown Minneapolis every day. But he doesn’t waste his time sitting in traffic. Instead, riding Route 264, he reads. “Ever since I started riding the bus the number of books I read has just [...]
Bus Bus Rapid Transit Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 19: Buses and blossoms on Penn Avenue 

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:37:00 PM
When Karen Bradford was young, she used to ride the bus to downtown Minneapolis with her grandmother so they could shop at the department stores lining Nicollet Mall. Though she’s grown older, Bradford still uses the bus as her primary [...]
Bus Route of the Week Suburban Transit

Route 615: Connecting the dots in the western suburbs 

| Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:00:00 PM
Prabhu Prakasham boards a Route 615 bus once a month to get from his Hopkins apartment to Park Nicollet, on Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park. At least three times a week, Alexander Nemets takes it the other direction from his St. Louis Park [...]
Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 10: High ridership, Hi Frequency and hybrids 

| Friday, July 26, 2013 11:00:00 AM
For the last three decades, Curt Delaney has relied on buses to get to work, appointments and shopping. One of his favorite and most frequently used routes: Route 10, which runs north of downtown Minneapolis along Nicollet Mall and Central [...]
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