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Bus Know Your Operator St. Paul

Longtime bus driver reflects on career 

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:07:00 PM
When Phyllis Wade-Myers began her career at Metro Transit, the buses didn't have power steering, drivers wore heavy suits to stay warm and the profession was dominated by males. The challenges didn't deter her from applying. In 1985, she joined [...]
Bus From the GM Transit Information Transit Planning

A new sign of the times 

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:36:00 PM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager Metro Transit’s 12,268 bus stops are the most visible, widespread and permanent symbols of our organization. Yet, they have lagged behind the re-branding effort already seen on our buses, [...]
Bus Fares Good Question

Good Question: Why offer transfers? 

| Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:15:00 AM
This week’s Good Question comes from Andrew Balfour, who emailed to ask: “Why are transfers allowed? Why not just have payment required for each trip and a lower per-trip cost instead?” Metro Transit operates nearly 130 routes in 90 metro-area [...]
A Line BRT Bus METRO Blue Line Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 74: Easy riding from East to West 

| Friday, October 11, 2013 2:15:00 PM
After working 10-hour, overnight shifts at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the last thing Donna Cooley wants to do is get in her car and deal with traffic. So she takes the Route 74 bus instead. “It’s just so much easier to let someone else do the driving [...]
Bus Express Bus Light Rail Rider Information Transit Planning

Trip Planner sets new record 

| Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:21:00 PM
Metro Transit’s online Trip Planner is more popular than ever. The online tool helped customers plan a record 657,458 trips last month, beating the previous record of 656,017 planned trips set in September 2011. Available at [...]
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