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Express Bus Route of the Week University of Minnesota

Route 252: From Blaine to books, on the bus 

| Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:00:00 AM
It takes Jesse Roberts just two minutes to get from his home in Blaine to the 95th Avenue Park & Ride. So when it came time for him to go to his first University of Minnesota class of the semester this week, he chose to simplify his commute. [...]
Bus Express Bus In the News State Fair

Ridership strong on State Fair's opening weekend 

| Monday, August 26, 2013 12:28:00 PM
Fairgoers poured onto buses before pouring into the Midway over the first weekend of the Minnesota State Fair. As of Sunday, nearly 80,000 customers had boarded Metro Transit's express State Fair buses or used regular route service to get to the [...]
Bus Express Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Lee Gutman 

| Monday, August 19, 2013 1:16:00 PM
Lee Gutman’s path to Metro Transit began not in Minnesota, but California. While working as a bus operator in Orange County, Gutman requested a meeting with former Metro Transit General Manager Art Leahy, who had left Minnesota to serve as CEO of [...]
Bus Express Bus From the GM State Fair

Metro Transit: The fast and friendly way to the State Fair 

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:04:00 AM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager As customers might imagine, providing service to the Minnesota State Fair is no small undertaking. It’s often said that we run the two largest bus systems in the state during the 12 days of fun [...]
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 [...]
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