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Good Question: Why does it cost more to ride during rush hour? 

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013 3:43:00 PM
This week’s Good Question comes from Sarah Graves (@sarahteal), who asked: Why does it cost more to ride during rush hour? In the Twin Cities metro, transit fares are lower during off-peak hours to encourage transit use throughout the entire day [...]
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Fact Book tells Metro Transit's story by the numbers 

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:57:00 PM
How many square miles do Metro Transit's buses and trains cover? How many commuter rail cars are there on the Northstar Commuter Rail line? And how many items arrive at Metro Transit's Lost & Found every year? The answers to those [...]
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Garden partnership blooming on METRO Blue Line 

| Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:07:00 AM
Three years ago, volunteers planted nearly 1,800 flowers, vines and trees on an small corner lot west of the METRO Blue Line’s 50th Street/Minnehaha Park Station. The effort is paying off. At the peak of its second full growing season, the [...]
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The proof is in the payment 

| Friday, July 12, 2013 1:17:00 PM
When customers board the METRO Blue Line, Northstar Commuter Rail or use the rear entrance of buses on the new METRO Red Line, no one is at the door collecting fares. But that doesn’t mean customers are getting a free ride. This common [...]
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METRO Blue Line marks ninth anniversary 

| Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:50:00 AM
For the last four years, Lisa Nguyen-Gaulke has relied on the METRO Blue Line to reach her job in downtown Minneapolis, a trip she estimates takes half the time she’d spend commuting by car from her Standish-Ericsson home. Nguyen-Gaulke also [...]
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