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Bus Transit Information

New bus stop signs introduced 

| Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:44:00 AM
More than 100 new bus stop signs with additional information have gone up in North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park over the last several weeks, the first step in a systemwide overhaul that will unfold over the coming years. At locations with a [...]
Retro Transit Transit Information

The bus stops here 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:43:00 PM
When Sheila Miller began working as a bus operator in 1977, she thought it would be a temporary stay that would hold her over as she decided on a career path. When she discovered she liked the job, the short-term plan turned into a 20-year tenure [...]
Bus Transit Information

1 million calls and counting 

| Friday, November 21, 2014 11:14:00 AM
When Gary Bier began working in the Transit Information Center, his trip planning tools included a large wall map, a tape measure and a robust memory. “If you were taking 20 calls a day you were really cooking,” Bier said recently. “Each of those [...]
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 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 [...]
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