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Lieutenant recalls progress of Metro Transit Police Department 

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:16:00 PM
When Charles Donaldson began policing buses in 1985, he’d simply leave his downtown Minneapolis apartment, walk to the corner and hop aboard. He carried no radio to keep him in touch with other officers and worked a loosely-coordinated schedule [...]
Bus Route of the Week

Route 21: A crosstown with culture, community 

| Friday, November 15, 2013 3:40:00 PM
When Hannah Ankeny’s car died three years ago, she decided to forego buying a new one and rely on transit instead. Today, getting to her job at Parkway Middle School Montessori on St. Paul’s east side means taking Route 21 from her home in [...]
From the GM Northstar

Plenty to celebrate as Northstar marks fourth anniversary 

| Friday, November 15, 2013 12:17:00 PM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager The Northstar Commuter Rail Line marks its fourth anniversary tomorrow, and the milestone comes with plenty of reasons to celebrate. Ridership has been higher than 2012 each month this year, [...]
Bus Bus Rapid Transit Community Minneapolis

Talking transit through theater 

| Friday, November 15, 2013 10:00:00 AM
Route 19 will turn into something of a roving stage on Saturday, Nov. 16, as actors travel the corridor, stopping along the way to perform skits and invite dialogue in an innovative and interactive performance called Bus Stop Theater. The goal: [...]
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 [...]
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