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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 [...]
Transit Improvements

TOD: Developments succeed near high frequency transit 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, August 30, 2019 1:43:00 PM
A new report from Metro Transit's Office of Transit Oriented Development finds that areas served by high frequency are attracting a considerable share of the region’s housing and commercial development. According to the report, more than a [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Lobsang Choephel 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:04:00 AM
Lobsang Choephel fell in love with driving in India, where he drove cabs and spent hours shuttling tourists to and from Delhi in a large coach bus. So when he arrived in the United States, it wasn’t a surprise that he found himself back [...]
On Off The Clock

On/Off the Clock: John Cook 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, August 19, 2019 3:08:00 PM
Lives: Wayzata Job: Project Manager of Disability for Transit Operations Years of Service: 26 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? Metro Transit is my third career. I started as a Navy SEAL in underwater [...]
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