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Bus lanes come to Seventh Street in downtown Minneapolis 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:13:00 PM
A splash of red paint will help buses move a little easier through a busy downtown Minneapolis corridor. Crews from the City of Minneapolis this month began marking the city’s newest bus lane by applying red paint to a nine-block stretch [...]
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“It means everything”: Operator celebrates 45 years of service  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:59:00 PM
When Operator Melanie Benson pulled up to the bus stop on Lagoon Avenue Monday morning, as she’s done hundreds of times over the years, a few familiar faces were there to greet her. There was also a plaque to be presented, commemorating Benson’s [...]
Bus Minneapolis

Route 3 changes provide a simpler, more reliable ride 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 26, 2021 9:16:00 AM
Simpler is better. That's the mantra behind route and schedule changes that took effect in August on Route 3, which connects downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota and downtown St. Paul. To help prevent customer confusion, [...]
Bus Shelters

What makes a great bus stop? New guide provides the answer 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8:38:00 PM
The above bus stop, at 26th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis, provides plenty of space for customers to board and exit, a key feature of a good bus stop. Metro Transit planners often get asked how to accommodate bus stops when roads [...]
Bus Know Your Operator

Know your Operator: John Brown, East Metro 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:18:00 PM
Years of Service: 5 Garage: East Metro Lives: Woodbury Family: Wife, three kids, and two grandchildren After 27 years working at a big box grocery store, John Brown decided it was time for a change. He had a degree as a diesel [...]
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