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Bus Bus Rapid Transit METRO Green Line Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul University of Minnesota

Route 50: Limited stops for longer rides 

| Friday, December 6, 2013 2:28:00 PM
When the snow fell on Wednesday, it took Brandon Vanhee more than an hour to make the 15-mile trek from his home in Otsego to Maple Grove’s Parkway Transit Station. The rest of his journey to the University of Minnesota wasn’t nearly as [...]
Bus Minneapolis St. Paul Transit Information Transit Planning

Signs of Change 

| Friday, December 6, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Scott Bergevin and Laura Matson have a lot of ground to cover. When service changes occur every three months, the pair is responsible for replacing or adding hundreds of new schedules at Metro Transit bus stops from Blaine to Lakeville, and [...]
Bus Know Your Operator Minneapolis

Know Your Operator: Darin Pavek 

| Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:00:00 PM
When Darin Pavek’s father suggested he follow his lead and become a bus driver for Metro Transit, he didn’t think much of the idea. “I thought, ‘Why would you want to drive around with 40 back seat drivers when you don’t know where [...]
Bus Know Your Operator St. Paul

Know Your Operator: Shenghai Ly 

| Friday, November 29, 2013 9:00:00 AM
When Shenghai Ly was growing up on a farm in Laos, she dreamed of becoming a airline pilot. The growth spurt she needed never came. Although her height kept her out of the cockpit, Ly didn’t give up her goal of operating a large vehicle. After [...]
Bus Express Bus Good Question Suburban Transit

Good Question: Why don't operators always use bus-only shoulders? 

| Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:00:00 PM
This week’s Good Question comes in response to customers who frequently ask why bus operators sometimes choose not to use bus-only shoulders to avoid traffic. Customers who rely on Metro Transit enjoy several advantages – avoiding gas and [...]
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