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Bus Shelters

Shelter improvements continue across the region 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, January 13, 2020 12:43:00 PM
New shelters were installed at several locations in 2019, including at, clockwise from left: 35th and Chicago, in Minneapolis, Dale Street and Selby Avenue, in St. Paul; and on Rice Street and Charles Avenue, in St. Paul. Until recently, Route 5 [...]
Bus

Referral, encouragement turns one career change into two 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, December 16, 2019 12:24:00 PM
It doesn’t take long to see that bus operators Crystal Garrison (above left) and Yolanda Sims (above right) are close friends. On a recent weekday afternoon, they laughed frequently as they traded stories about their first few months at [...]
Bus Express Bus Light Rail

Finding freedom and fun by bringing kids along for the ride 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:56:00 AM
When Terry and Brian Crunk decided to move from downtown Minneapolis to Golden Valley, they didn’t want to take their 6-month-old son Finn out of his downtown daycare or deal with the stresses of commuting by car. The solution: Bring him on [...]
Bus Safety

Born in Twin Cities, Bus Roadeo becomes enduring tradition 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, September 13, 2019 12:42:00 PM
Bus operators who compete in Metro Transit's Bus Roadeo are continuing a tradition that began with a simple idea nearly a half-century earlier. Mike Hughes became a bus operator for what was then known as the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) [...]
Bus State Fair

Another successful year of State Fair bus service  

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, September 6, 2019 5:00:00 AM
The Minnesota State Fair started with record-setting attendance, including August 23, where 17.4% of fair-goers rode transit to and from the Fair, helping make another record year for express and local route service. On any given day, between [...]
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