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Safety Transit Police

New officers, new diversity for Metro Transit police 

| Monday, August 5, 2013 10:49:00 AM
As new immigrants to the United States, Abdulkhayr Hirse and Salah Ahmed relied heavily on transit to get to work and school. A few short years later, their experience is coming full circle. The Somali-born men were among 19 new full-time [...]
Bus Good Question

Good Question: Why is there no Route 1? 

| Thursday, August 1, 2013 9:30:00 AM
There’s a Route 2. There are also routes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. But there is no Route 1. Why? Good question. Steve Legler, Metro Transit's assistant director of Service Development, believes the answer goes back to the mid-1950s, [...]
Bus Route of the Week Suburban Transit

Route 615: Connecting the dots in the western suburbs 

| Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:00:00 PM
Prabhu Prakasham boards a Route 615 bus once a month to get from his Hopkins apartment to Park Nicollet, on Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park. At least three times a week, Alexander Nemets takes it the other direction from his St. Louis Park [...]
In the News Safety Transit Police

MPR: Transit drivers get more protections from assaults under new law 

| Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:00:00 PM
Minnesota Public Radio reports on a new state law that classifies certain assaults against bus and train operators as gross misdemeanors, punishable by up to a year in prison and a $3,000 fine – previously the penalty was up to 90 days in a [...]
Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 10: High ridership, Hi Frequency and hybrids 

| Friday, July 26, 2013 11:00:00 AM
For the last three decades, Curt Delaney has relied on buses to get to work, appointments and shopping. One of his favorite and most frequently used routes: Route 10, which runs north of downtown Minneapolis along Nicollet Mall and Central [...]
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