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Route 675: From lakeshore to the City of Lakes 

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:00:00 PM
Visiting from Worcester, Mass., Mary Magnuson, James Cooper and David Barnett thought they’d take a cab from their hotel to downtown Minneapolis. Then they found a more cost-effective solution. In the Twin Cities for a wedding, the trio hopped [...]
Bus Safety

Using 'Keys' to put safety first 

| Monday, September 23, 2013 1:00:00 PM
When Randy Finch began working at Metro Transit, fares were 30 cents, bus drivers didn’t wear seatbelts and buses could move with relative freedom on local streets and highways. The world has changed a bit since then. But there is one thing [...]
Bus In the News Safety

WCCO: Testing Bus Driving Skills with Metro Transit 

| Monday, September 23, 2013 12:23:00 PM
WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas recently got behind the wheel of a Metro Transit bus to illustrate the challenges of driving the 40-foot long, 50,000-pound vehicle. The segment aired in conjunction with the annual Roadeo competition, which is being held this [...]
Bus In the News Retro Transit

A unique career: 50 years in transit 

| Friday, September 20, 2013 4:00:00 AM
When Metro Transit celebrated its one-billionth customer in 1984, Silas Sharp was there. He was also present in 1999 and again last year, when the agency surpassed the 2 billion and 3 billion customer marks, respectively. This week, "Sy" [...]
In the News METRO Blue Line On the METRO

Blue Line brings happiness to Hiawatha corridor 

| Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:00:00 AM
Are people who live near the METRO Blue Line happier than those who live in areas without such ready access to light rail transit? In a word, yes. New research by University of Minnesota associate professor Jason Cao shows residents [...]
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