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Bus Express Bus Transit Information

NexTrip usage soars 

| Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
It was a record year for Metro Transit’s NexTrip system, which provides customers with real-time predicted bus and rail departures. Customers requested NexTrip information online more than 49.2 million times in 2013, up from about 30 million [...]
Bus Community Good Question Rider Information

Rider's Almanac: Insights and Inspiration 

| Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Unless you’re a regular rider of Route 23, you probably wouldn’t know Melanie Benson. You also wouldn’t know that she’s been driving for nearly 40 years, celebrating milestones and mourning losses with customers she has come to regard as [...]
Bus Express Bus Good Question

Good Question: Why use a 40- or 60-foot bus? 

| Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM
This week’s Good Question comes in response to customer Amity Foster, who asked why 60-foot articulated buses are not used on more local routes, such as Route 5. Buses are assigned to specific routes based on a number of [...]
Bus Community Minneapolis Safety

When disaster strikes, buses serve as shelter 

| Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM
In 2013, Metro Transit dispatched more than seventy buses throughout the Twin Cities in support of emergency responses to fires, gas leaks and other hazardous situations. Buses provide climate-controlled shelter and comfort for the displaced and [...]
Bus METRO Blue Line Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 9: From the west metro to the METRO Blue Line 

| Monday, December 23, 2013 10:00:00 AM
When Diane Fischman moved to Minneapolis in 2006, she quickly lost enthusiasm for the traffic on Interstate 394. So she started taking the bus instead. Today, Fischman uses Route 9 on a near-daily basis to get from her home in St. Louis Park [...]
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