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The Love Bus 

| Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:20:00 AM
Andrew Humphries didn’t get a name. But he had learned enough over the course of a short bus ride to guess how he could find the girl he’d met while riding Route 6, the Italian he couldn’t seem to get out of his mind. The next day, he found [...]
Bus Minneapolis Northstar Route of the Week

Route 20: Small route to big train 

| Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:07:00 PM
It doesn’t go far but it does fill an important niche. That’s the abbreviated story behind Route 20 – the shortest trip among Metro Transit’s 130 local, suburban and express bus routes. Launched in 2009, Route 20 makes five one-mile trips [...]
Community Light Rail METRO Blue Line Minneapolis

Garden partnership blooming on METRO Blue Line 

| Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:07:00 AM
Three years ago, volunteers planted nearly 1,800 flowers, vines and trees on an small corner lot west of the METRO Blue Line’s 50th Street/Minnehaha Park Station. The effort is paying off. At the peak of its second full growing season, the [...]
A Line BRT Bus Bus Rapid Transit METRO Blue Line Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 84: Schools and shopping on Snelling Avenue 

| Friday, July 12, 2013 1:42:00 PM
Dellia Ihinger’s commute from Minneapolis to the Avalon School near University Avenue in St. Paul typically involves boarding a Route 16 or Route 50 bus. Next year, as she embarks on her senior year of high school, Ihinger hopes to add another leg [...]
Bus Rapid Transit Fares Light Rail Transit Planning

The proof is in the payment 

| Friday, July 12, 2013 1:17:00 PM
When customers board the METRO Blue Line, Northstar Commuter Rail or use the rear entrance of buses on the new METRO Red Line, no one is at the door collecting fares. But that doesn’t mean customers are getting a free ride. This common [...]
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