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Bus Bus Maintenance Community In the News

Friends turn retired bus into RV, drive across U.S. 

Posted by Kathy Graul | Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:00:00 PM
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to turn something unconventional into a house? How about a Metro Transit bus? That's exactly what a couple of friends from the Twin Cities did this summer before embarking on a journey in the [...]
Bus Ridership State Fair

State Fair ridership reaches new high 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, September 11, 2015 11:37:00 AM
Metro Transit provided 575,348 rides to and from the 2015 Minnesota State Fair — an 8 percent increase over last year and the highest express and regular route ridership ever. The ride total accounted for 16 percent of State Fair attendance, [...]
Bus Community Shelters State Fair

Smaller shelter shown off at State Fair 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:08:00 AM
A student-designed waiting shelter with a reduced footprint and other innovative features is on display at the Minnesota State Fair. The shelter was designed by architecture graduate student Amy Van Gessel as part of a class at the University of [...]
Bus Know Your Operator Safety

Celebrating four decades of service, safety 

| Wednesday, July 8, 2015 1:11:00 PM
When Jerry Olson was sent out to drive a bus alone for the first time, the then 21-year-old operator couldn’t help but feel a little anxious. After all, he’d had just four weeks of training and had gotten into enough trouble with his own vehicles [...]
Bus Good Question Light Rail Northstar Rider Information Suburban Transit

Good Question: Why is service reduced on certain dates? 

| Wednesday, July 1, 2015 10:56:00 AM
On dates when fewer customers are expected to ride transit, service is reduced on some bus routes, as well as light rail and Northstar. These “Reduced Service” days are typically observed holidays when many major employers are closed. Most of the [...]
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