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Bus Transit Information

1 million calls and counting 

| Friday, November 21, 2014 11:14:00 AM
When Gary Bier began working in the Transit Information Center, his trip planning tools included a large wall map, a tape measure and a robust memory. “If you were taking 20 calls a day you were really cooking,” Bier said recently. “Each of those [...]
Bus Know Your Operator Safety

Like father, like son 

| Wednesday, October 8, 2014 4:05:00 PM
Heywood Garage operator Jack Berner took first place in Metro Transit’s 2014 Bus Roadeo, an annual skills competition that involves a series of driving challenges. In second place: his son, fellow Operator Jason Berner. That the father-son duo [...]
Bus Community METRO Green Line St. Paul

Young transit fans go behind the scenes 

| Friday, July 11, 2014 9:37:00 AM
Liam and James Hanley know a thing or two about taking transit in the Twin Cities. In fact, the brothers have become pretty expert at getting around on buses and trains, having ridden each of the METRO lines, Northstar and more than 20 bus routes [...]
Bus Minneapolis Route of the Week Suburban Transit

Route 17: Avoiding the rush by taking the bus 

| Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:50:00 AM
Every day for the last six years Charles Nelson has traveled across Minneapolis to see his wife at the nursing home where she lives near Lake Calhoun. Because the visits align with afternoon rush hour, he almost invariably elects to take the bus [...]
Bus Know Your Operator Safety

Top operators driven to succeed 

| Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM
Few things take David Micklin by surprise. His ability to sense things before they occur has led to a flawless driving record for the 27-year bus operator, who works at Metro Transit’s Martin J. Ruter Garage and is currently driving Route [...]
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