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Bus In the News Transit Information

For TIC rep, job changes but motivation stays the same 

| Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:00:00 AM
When Transit Information Center representative Carol Hansen applied to work for Metro Transit in 1976, she was asked two simple questions: Could she read a map, and did she know north, south, east and west? Things have advanced quite a bit since [...]
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 Light Rail Northstar Transit Information

Teaching Transit 101 

| Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:50:00 PM
A freshman at St. Catherine University, Samantha Alvarez has commuted to class every day this semester by driving her car alone. Though she doesn’t like paying for gas, she said the idea of taking the bus is daunting. “I’ve always thought buses [...]
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 Light Rail Retro Transit Transit Information

Transit help just a phone call away 

| Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Technology has dramatically altered the way Metro Transit’s customers plan their trips, offering real-time information that allows users to see the best way to get from Point A to Point B with just a few clicks. That doesn’t mean Metro [...]
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