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A Line BRT Bus Community METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul State Fair

A Line opening sparks curiosity, enthusiasm 

| Tuesday, June 14, 2016 8:38:00 AM
Car free for the last five years, Michelle Quaranto relies on transit to travel between her home near the Green Line’s Raymond Avenue Station and her job in Eagan. So when the A Line opened on Saturday, she was eager to see how her commute would [...]
A Line BRT Bus Minneapolis

'Night Owl' service expanding to serve late-night commuters 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:20:00 PM
Routes 10 and 18 will join a growing network of routes with 24-hour service beginning Saturday, June 11. On Route 10, trips between downtown Minneapolis and the Columbia Heights Transit Center will be added at 2 a.m., 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. On Route [...]
Bus Retro Transit

A half-century later, career comes to a close 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, June 6, 2016 4:15:00 PM
Silas “Sy” Sharp never shied away from work. After serving in the Korean War, he spent his days as a heavy equipment operator with the City of Minneapolis and his nights at the Minneapolis Athletic Club, full-time jobs that took 16 hours of his [...]
Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Hector Espinoza 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, May 5, 2016 9:12:00 AM
Tired of his erratic hours working as a chef, Hector Espinoza went to the DMV picturing a job as an over the road truck driver. But when he ran into a friend there to get a license to become a bus operator, his outlook changed. A decade later, [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Retro Transit

Jan Homan: 40 years of service and a legacy that will last a lifetime 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:52:00 AM
The first night Jan Homan reported for work – Christmas Eve 1975 – he was asked to do nothing more than keep an eye on the new Shingle Creek bus garage. A warehouse that would eventually be home to buses, mechanics and operators was for the [...]
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