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Bus State Fair

Another successful year of State Fair bus service  

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, September 6, 2019 5:00:00 AM
The Minnesota State Fair started with record-setting attendance, including August 23, where 17.4% of fair-goers rode transit to and from the Fair, helping make another record year for express and local route service. On any given day, between [...]
Bus

With Auggie Pass, students pay a little, ride a lot 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Augsburg University undergraduates can ride transit as often as needed this school year, without facing significant expense, thanks to a first-of-its-kind program advocated by students. For the first time, all undergraduate day students who pay [...]
Bus Community

Artwork highlights the connection between transit, regional parks 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:39:00 PM
Large, colorful monarch butterflies may give you a ride to a regional park this summer. Metro Transit has wrapped two buses, dubbed Nature Connectors, with a beautiful painting designed by Minneapolis muralist Greta McLain and created in her [...]
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Sarah Gibson claims Rail Rodeo crown with calm demeanor 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:42:00 PM
Train Operator Sarah Gibson’s laid-back approach won her Metro Transit’s Rail Rodeo crown last Saturday. “I really didn’t do much to prepare. This is what I’ve been doing for five years now so operating a train is almost second nature, and [...]
Bus

Closed course experience designed to keep road to employment open 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:23:00 AM
(Left to right) Bus Trainees Linda Wilke, Erica Young, Steve Gartner and Patricia Young join Instructor Ken Johnson for a chance to drive a bus on a closed course. Before they can pick up any customers, new hires on their path to becoming [...]
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