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Bus Express Bus Light Rail METRO Blue Line Northstar Rider Information Safety Winter Weather

Rider refresher for flurries in forecast  

| Monday, November 4, 2013 12:20:00 PM
Snow is back in the forecast...and Metro Transit is ready. Record-setting winter storms in 1991 and 2010 are the only times in Metro Transit’s modern history where bus service was temporarily suspended due to weather. The all-season METRO Blue [...]
Express Bus Route of the Week St. Paul Suburban Transit

Route 361: Buddying up on the bus 

| Friday, October 25, 2013 3:30:00 PM
When Travis Ohum commuted from Menomonie, Wis., he could spend up to three hours alone in his car traveling to and from his job in St. Paul. Today he’s cut his travel time down to 15 minutes. From his home in Woodbury, Ohum drives less [...]
Bus Express Bus Light Rail Rider Information Transit Planning

Trip Planner sets new record 

| Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:21:00 PM
Metro Transit’s online Trip Planner is more popular than ever. The online tool helped customers plan a record 657,458 trips last month, beating the previous record of 656,017 planned trips set in September 2011. Available at [...]
Bus Express Bus METRO Orange Line Minneapolis Route of the Week Suburban Transit

Route 535: Cutting the car out of the commute on I-35W 

| Thursday, October 3, 2013 9:00:00 AM
When Mary Thompson started her new job in downtown Minneapolis in September, she thought it would be easy to get in her car and go to work. It wasn’t as simple as she’d hoped. “I drove the first two days and it was pretty undesirable,” [...]
Bus Express Bus Minneapolis Route of the Week Suburban Transit

Route 675: From lakeshore to the City of Lakes 

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:00:00 PM
Visiting from Worcester, Mass., Mary Magnuson, James Cooper and David Barnett thought they’d take a cab from their hotel to downtown Minneapolis. Then they found a more cost-effective solution. In the Twin Cities for a wedding, the trio hopped [...]
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