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Bus Community METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul

The last ride on Route 50 

| Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Nikki Bass grew pretty fond of Route 50 over the last decade. The Frogtown resident said the route not only took her where she needed to go but moved at an ideal pace – brisk, but casual enough to let her take in the sights along the way. On [...]
METRO Green Line St. Paul Station Spotlight

Hope abounds at Hamline Avenue 

| Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Like many of the students who documented the METRO Green Line’s construction as part of a special class at Gordon Parks High School, Khalaun Phillips viewed light-rail construction as an unwelcome inconvenience. Now that work has come to an end, [...]
METRO Green Line Minneapolis Retro Transit St. Paul

Rail returns to the Central Corridor 

| Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3:50:00 PM
Aaron Isaacs worked at Metro Transit from 1973 to 2006. A historian with the Minnesota Streetcar Museum, Isaacs is the co-author of Twin Cities by Trolley and author of Twin Ports by Trolley, which will be released in September. Isaacs also edits [...]
Bus METRO Green Line St. Paul

The sky's the limit 

| Friday, June 6, 2014 9:43:00 AM
A new stairway-elevator tower connecting street-level transit and the St. Paul skyway opened on Thursday at the METRO Green Line’s Central Station. The first person to take the trip up the tower: Rick Cardenas, who advocated on behalf of the [...]
METRO Green Line St. Paul Station Spotlight

Car-free and creative at Raymond Avenue Station 

| Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM
When David Needham and his wife Alyscia moved from San Francisco to Minneapolis in 2013, they didn’t think they’d be able to sustain their car-free life. Eight months later, they drove south to visit family in Texas, left their car behind and flew [...]
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