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Bus Minneapolis St. Paul Transit Information Transit Planning

Signs of Change 

| Friday, December 6, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Scott Bergevin and Laura Matson have a lot of ground to cover. When service changes occur every three months, the pair is responsible for replacing or adding hundreds of new schedules at Metro Transit bus stops from Blaine to Lakeville, and [...]
Bus Know Your Operator St. Paul

Know Your Operator: Shenghai Ly 

| Friday, November 29, 2013 9:00:00 AM
When Shenghai Ly was growing up on a farm in Laos, she dreamed of becoming a airline pilot. The growth spurt she needed never came. Although her height kept her out of the cockpit, Ly didn’t give up her goal of operating a large vehicle. After [...]
Bus METRO Green Line Minneapolis Retro Transit Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 3: From the Capitol to class on Como Avenue 

| Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:20:00 AM
Five years ago, Minneapolis resident Neil Urbanski sold his car and began getting around town exclusively by riding his bike and taking transit To reach his job at the St. Paul-based International Institute of Minnesota, Urbanski rides a Route 18 [...]
Express Bus Route of the Week St. Paul Suburban Transit

Route 361: Buddying up on the bus 

| Friday, October 25, 2013 3:30:00 PM
When Travis Ohum commuted from Menomonie, Wis., he could spend up to three hours alone in his car traveling to and from his job in St. Paul. Today he’s cut his travel time down to 15 minutes. From his home in Woodbury, Ohum drives less [...]
Bus Know Your Operator St. Paul

Longtime bus driver reflects on career 

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:07:00 PM
When Phyllis Wade-Myers began her career at Metro Transit, the buses didn't have power steering, drivers wore heavy suits to stay warm and the profession was dominated by males. The challenges didn't deter her from applying. In 1985, she joined [...]
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