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Bus Fares Light Rail

Balancing the books between the farebox and the bank 

| Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:19:00 AM
A growing numbers of customers are using Go-To Cards and other passes to pay their fares without reaching for their wallets. But for many of Metro Transit’s customers, cash is still king. Collecting, counting and quickly depositing all the bills [...]
Bus Transit Information

NexTrip signs added to several new locations 

| Monday, November 9, 2015 3:57:00 PM
​Digital displays that provide NexTrip information have been installed at several busy boarding areas around the region, nearly doubling the number of signs up systemwide. NexTrip signs are now located at transit centers in Minneapolis, St. Paul, [...]
Bus Minneapolis Suburban Transit

Minneapolis commute made easy with Maple Grove Transit 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, November 4, 2015 9:14:00 AM
For nearly 20 years, Leslie Ross has taken the bus to and from his job in downtown Minneapolis. Since moving to Maple Grove in 2007, that’s meant riding Maple Grove Transit Route 781, an express service that gets him from to and from work in a [...]
Bus METRO Blue Line Minneapolis On the METRO

Transit-oriented development brings new life to Lake Street 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, November 3, 2015 8:38:00 AM
Drawn by its affordability and central location, Michael Denny moved to the Corcoran neighborhood more than 36 years ago. Cities across America were in decline but even then, he said, he had a feeling good things were going to happen in this corner [...]
Bus Go Green

Solar power providing more shelter lighting 

| Friday, October 30, 2015 10:49:00 AM
Solar panels have been installed at 17 new boarding locations, supplying energy to keep waiting shelters lit at night. The solar-powered shelters are located at sites along Xerxes Avenue in Brooklyn Center, on Fremont, Lyndale, Plymouth and West [...]
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