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Bus METRO Green Line Midtown Corridor Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 53: Limited stops from Lake Street to Lowertown 

| Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Jeff Nelson likes to be productive – even when he’s commuting. That’s why, for nearly a decade, he’s been taking the bus to his job at the Department of Employment and Economic Development in St. Paul. In the summer months, he combines short bike [...]
Bus Express Bus In the News METRO Blue Line Northstar

Transit ridership hits a 57-year high 

| Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Transit ridership hit a 57-year high last year, according to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association. Americans took nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013 according to the industry group. That marked a 1 percent increase from [...]
Bus METRO Green Line Route of the Week

Route 65: Ditching the drive on Dale 

| Monday, March 10, 2014 10:03:00 AM
Every weekday morning, Fran Crisler boards a Route 65 bus with his daughter and travels with her to Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary, a block west of Dale Street. “They don’t let me get on the school bus so she won’t get on either,” Crisler [...]
Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: George Stewart 

| Friday, March 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Staying with his grandmother on a farm in rural Vicksburg, Miss., George Stewart got behind the wheel when he was just eight years old. In addition to driving pick-ups and tractors at the farm, he took practice laps in a Pinto around the local [...]
Bus METRO Green Line Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 30: A new way to work 

| Monday, March 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Few of those who work at Access Ability drive themselves to the organization’s Northeast Minneapolis offices. Many come from North Minneapolis by taking a bus downtown and transferring to Route 61, which travels along nearby East Hennepin [...]
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