Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
A 12-year-old bus with more than 400,000 miles might not sound like a dream come true. But for Ann Kay and Bill Jones, it represents just that.
The Minnetonka duo recently purchased a retired Metro Transit bus to use as a mobile computer lab that [...]
Friday, April 18, 2014 11:40:00 AM
Among Kevin Hendrickson’s classmates, buses weren’t exactly top of mind.
Instead, those enrolled with him in Hennepin Technical College’s Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program largely thought their careers would involve working on [...]
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM
For the last six years, Dan Hackman has made regular stops at Metro Transit’s retail store in downtown St. Paul to purchase Day Passes – $6 fare cards that allow him to make unlimited trips on a bus or METRO line for 24 hours.
Hackman lives near [...]
Monday, April 14, 2014 8:27:00 AM
JB Shank sat aboard Route 87, laptop open, putting the finishing touches on a presentation he was due to deliver later that day.
A history professor at the University of Minnesota, Shank said he frequently brings his computer out on the bus and [...]
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
When the cost of gas skyrocketed in 2008, Wally Widlund and his wife decided to make a change.
The couple sold their car and relocated from south Minneapolis to Prospect Park, nearer to work at the University of Minnesota. The decision to go [...]