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Bus METRO Blue Line METRO Orange Line Midtown Corridor Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 27: A short route with a big impact 

| Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
An end-to-end trip on Route 27 covers around two miles and takes just 10 minutes. While short, the route has proven to be an important connection for commuters and residents in south Minneapolis. Joel Oliver is a case in point. Oliver boarded [...]
Bus Community Minneapolis Safety

When disaster strikes, buses serve as shelter 

| Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM
In 2013, Metro Transit dispatched more than seventy buses throughout the Twin Cities in support of emergency responses to fires, gas leaks and other hazardous situations. Buses provide climate-controlled shelter and comfort for the displaced and [...]
Bus METRO Blue Line Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 9: From the west metro to the METRO Blue Line 

| Monday, December 23, 2013 10:00:00 AM
When Diane Fischman moved to Minneapolis in 2006, she quickly lost enthusiasm for the traffic on Interstate 394. So she started taking the bus instead. Today, Fischman uses Route 9 on a near-daily basis to get from her home in St. Louis Park [...]
Bus Community Minneapolis

Happy Holidays from Metro Transit 

| Friday, December 20, 2013 3:50:00 PM
Metro Transit is rolling out the Twinkle Bus for its final appearance of the season at this weekend's Target Holidazzle Parade. Adorned with more than 23,120 LED lights (including 7,980 blue, 7,420 yellow, 6,090 green, 630 red and 280 white [...]
Express Bus Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 270: Making the most out of a trip between Maplewood and Minneapolis 

| Friday, December 13, 2013 9:00:00 AM
For the last 12 years, Shana Hansen has used Route 270 to get to her job in downtown Minneapolis. The practice has left her with a certain distaste for driving to the office, reinforced this week after spending nearly two hours traveling to the city [...]
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