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Bus Express Bus Safety

Transit Supervisor helps keep buses on the move 

| Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:30:00 PM
As a New Hope police officer, Debra Downing patrolled an area of just five square miles. As one of Metro Transit’s Transit Supervisors, she has a little more territory to cover. While she is based at East Metro Garage in St. Paul, Downing is an [...]
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Ready, Set, Go-To 

| Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:04:00 AM
Go-To Cards are the easiest way to pay a fare when boarding a Metro Transit bus or train – as customers are increasingly noticing. Go-To and Go-To lite cards were used to pay for a record 57 percent of fares in November, and have accounted [...]
Express Bus Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 270: Making the most out of a trip between Maplewood and Minneapolis 

| Friday, December 13, 2013 9:00:00 AM
For the last 12 years, Shana Hansen has used Route 270 to get to her job in downtown Minneapolis. The practice has left her with a certain distaste for driving to the office, reinforced this week after spending nearly two hours traveling to the city [...]
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Good Question: Why don't operators always use bus-only shoulders? 

| Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:00:00 PM
This week’s Good Question comes in response to customers who frequently ask why bus operators sometimes choose not to use bus-only shoulders to avoid traffic. Customers who rely on Metro Transit enjoy several advantages – avoiding gas and [...]
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Route 597: Simple steps to an easy commute 

| Friday, November 22, 2013 3:24:00 PM
Janell Nelson hadn’t worked in downtown Minneapolis for over 20 years. But when she got a new job that brought her back to the heart of the city in early November, she knew immediately that she wasn’t interested in driving to the office every day. [...]
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