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Bus Bus Rapid Transit METRO Green Line Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul University of Minnesota

Route 61: From the city to the farm and back again 

| Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Bucolic farm views aren’t what customers expect to find while riding one of Metro Transit’s urban bus routes. But that’s what they’ll find on Route 61 as it passes the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. Acres of corn, tomatoes and other [...]
METRO Blue Line Minneapolis On the METRO

Finding a home on the METRO Blue Line 

| Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:45:00 AM
Rebecca Spartz wants to do her part for the environment and feel engaged in her community. So instead of driving to work alone, she likes to ride her bike, hop on the bus or take the METRO Blue Line to get to the office. Those alternatives [...]
Bus Express Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Lee Gutman 

| Monday, August 19, 2013 1:16:00 PM
Lee Gutman’s path to Metro Transit began not in Minnesota, but California. While working as a bus operator in Orange County, Gutman requested a meeting with former Metro Transit General Manager Art Leahy, who had left Minnesota to serve as CEO of [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety

Close call on METRO Blue Line provides safety reminder 

| Friday, August 16, 2013 9:24:00 AM
Rusdon Torbenson considers himself extremely lucky. On June 15, Torbenson was biking westbound on East 35th Street. After crossing Hiawatha Avenue, he biked around the lowered, flashing gate arms. Though he saw a METRO Blue Line train traveling [...]
Bus In the News Light Rail Transit Planning

Study: Transit boosts economy 

| Thursday, August 15, 2013 2:05:00 PM
A new report provides further evidence that transit is good for the economy. The study, highlighted this week at The Atlantic Cities website, suggests transit helps boost the economy by bringing people together – widening the labor pool, [...]
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