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Bus Bus Maintenance Community In the News

Old buses get new life 

| Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
A 12-year-old bus with more than 400,000 miles might not sound like a dream come true. But for Ann Kay and Bill Jones, it represents just that. The Minnetonka duo recently purchased a retired Metro Transit bus to use as a mobile computer lab that [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance

Nurturing a new generation of mechanics 

| Friday, April 18, 2014 11:40:00 AM
Among Kevin Hendrickson’s classmates, buses weren’t exactly top of mind. Instead, those enrolled with him in Hennepin Technical College’s Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program largely thought their careers would involve working on [...]
Bus Minneapolis St. Paul Transit Information

Much more than a store 

| Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM
For the last six years, Dan Hackman has made regular stops at Metro Transit’s retail store in downtown St. Paul to purchase Day Passes – $6 fare cards that allow him to make unlimited trips on a bus or METRO line for 24 hours. Hackman lives near [...]
Bus METRO Green Line Route of the Week St. Paul University of Minnesota

Route 87: Connecting the University of Minnesota to University Avenue 

| Monday, April 14, 2014 8:27:00 AM
JB Shank sat aboard Route 87, laptop open, putting the finishing touches on a presentation he was due to deliver later that day. A history professor at the University of Minnesota, Shank said he frequently brings his computer out on the bus and [...]
Bus METRO Green Line Minneapolis Route of the Week University of Minnesota

Route 6: A reliable ride from Edina to the Green Line 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, April 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Minneapolis resident Iris Key has spent a lot of time on Route 6. As a student at the University of Minnesota, Key rode the bus between campus and her Uptown residence. When she got a job near Edina’s Southdale Center, she used Route 6 to commute [...]
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