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Transit ridership hits a 57-year high 

| Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Transit ridership hit a 57-year high last year, according to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association. Americans took nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013 according to the industry group. That marked a 1 percent increase from [...]
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Route 94: Saving time and money between the Twin Cities 

| Friday, February 14, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Greg Ruhland boarded Route 94, took a seat near the front of the bus and pulled out his cell phone. En route to St. Paul, he paid a few bills online and placed an order for grocery delivery. The ability to catch up on his household chores is [...]
Bus Express Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Adeyinka Adesida 

| Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Fellow bus drivers often wonder whether Adeyinka Adesida ever has a bad day. Spend a half hour with him and it’s easy to see why. The Nigerian-born operator laughs heartily as he recounts his path from Africa to the Twin Cities, where he has [...]
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NexTrip usage soars 

| Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
It was a record year for Metro Transit’s NexTrip system, which provides customers with real-time predicted bus and rail departures. Customers requested NexTrip information online more than 49.2 million times in 2013, up from about 30 million [...]
Bus Express Bus Good Question

Good Question: Why use a 40- or 60-foot bus? 

| Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM
This week’s Good Question comes in response to customer Amity Foster, who asked why 60-foot articulated buses are not used on more local routes, such as Route 5. Buses are assigned to specific routes based on a number of [...]
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