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Bus Ridership State Fair

State Fair ridership reaches new high 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, September 11, 2015 11:37:00 AM
Metro Transit provided 575,348 rides to and from the 2015 Minnesota State Fair — an 8 percent increase over last year and the highest express and regular route ridership ever. The ride total accounted for 16 percent of State Fair attendance, [...]
Bus Community Shelters State Fair

Smaller shelter shown off at State Fair 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:08:00 AM
A student-designed waiting shelter with a reduced footprint and other innovative features is on display at the Minnesota State Fair. The shelter was designed by architecture graduate student Amy Van Gessel as part of a class at the University of [...]
Community Light Rail State Fair

A city commute in crop art 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM
Sarah Leismer wanted to bring a little bit of the city to the collection of mostly rural-inspired crop art on display at the Minnesota State Fair. The result: a detailed representation of a Metro Transit light-rail train passing the [...]
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 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 [...]
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