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Bus METRO Green Line Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 63: From Grand Avenue to the Green Line 

| Friday, March 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Bruce Pedalty hadn’t boarded a bus in 20 years. But this week, assigned to jury duty in downtown St. Paul and wanting to avoid parking costs, he decided to give it another try. “It was just too easy not to,” Pedalty said as he traveled east on [...]
Bus METRO Green Line Midtown Corridor Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 53: Limited stops from Lake Street to Lowertown 

| Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Jeff Nelson likes to be productive – even when he’s commuting. That’s why, for nearly a decade, he’s been taking the bus to his job at the Department of Employment and Economic Development in St. Paul. In the summer months, he combines short bike [...]
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Transit ridership hits a 57-year high 

| Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Transit ridership hit a 57-year high last year, according to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association. Americans took nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013 according to the industry group. That marked a 1 percent increase from [...]
Bus METRO Green Line Route of the Week

Route 65: Ditching the drive on Dale 

| Monday, March 10, 2014 10:03:00 AM
Every weekday morning, Fran Crisler boards a Route 65 bus with his daughter and travels with her to Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary, a block west of Dale Street. “They don’t let me get on the school bus so she won’t get on either,” Crisler [...]
Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: George Stewart 

| Friday, March 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Staying with his grandmother on a farm in rural Vicksburg, Miss., George Stewart got behind the wheel when he was just eight years old. In addition to driving pick-ups and tractors at the farm, he took practice laps in a Pinto around the local [...]
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