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Metro Transit's State Fair Express Bus ridership increases 33% 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, September 5, 2023 3:02:00 PM
Ridership on Metro Transit’s State Fair Express Buses increased significantly this year, largely due to the opening of a fourth Express Bus Park & Ride location in Blaine. In all, Metro Transit provided an estimated 241,000 rides to and [...]
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Metro Transit ready to serve State Fair, big events 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, August 8, 2023 9:32:00 AM
Express bus service returns to 95th Avenue Park & Ride in Blaine Fairgoers can avoid congestion and ride in comfort to and from the Great Minnesota Get-Together by taking Metro Transit. State Fair Express Buses will run [...]
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Scaling back State Fair service is a hard, but correct choice 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, August 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Due to a shortage of bus operators, we will be providing significantly less State Fair express bus service this year compared to prior years. Scaling back our traditional service level was an incredibly [...]
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Another successful year of State Fair bus service  

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, September 6, 2019 5:00:00 AM
The Minnesota State Fair started with record-setting attendance, including August 23, where 17.4% of fair-goers rode transit to and from the Fair, helping make another record year for express and local route service. On any given day, between [...]
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Record State Fair attendance leads to lots of rides 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, September 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM
A record number of Minnesota State Fair attendees took transit to and from the fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 1, when the fair also saw its busiest day ever. More than 83,500 rides were provided on State Fair Express Buses and regular routes [...]
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