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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, [...]
Bus Express Bus From the GM State Fair

Metro Transit: The fast and friendly way to the State Fair 

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:04:00 AM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager As customers might imagine, providing service to the Minnesota State Fair is no small undertaking. It’s often said that we run the two largest bus systems in the state during the 12 days of fun [...]
Express Bus Route of the Week Suburban Transit

Route 264: On the shoulder and on the move 

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013 3:00:00 AM
Simon Koch has a 20-minute commute from Roseville to downtown Minneapolis every day. But he doesn’t waste his time sitting in traffic. Instead, riding Route 264, he reads. “Ever since I started riding the bus the number of books I read has just [...]
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