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Bridging bikes and buses brings serenity instead of stress 

| Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
When Mike Bastyr started working in downtown Minneapolis more than 20 years ago, he quickly grew tired of battling traffic on Interstate 35W. To circumvent the stress, he turned to Route 250, an express service that runs between Lino Lakes and [...]
Bus METRO Blue Line Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 23: A crosstown community on 38th Street 

| Monday, May 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
When Liz Conway needs to get to the airport, she rolls her suitcase down the block, catches a Route 23 bus and makes her way east to the METRO Blue Line’s 38th Street Station, where she continues south on the train. “It’s absolutely the easiest [...]
Bicycle Bus Community METRO Green Line Safety Transit Police

Transit Police on board and on bike 

| Monday, May 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
When Sgt. Leo Castro is on patrol in St. Paul, he doesn’t need to roll down the window to get fresh air. That’s because he’s clipped into the pedals of a Cannondale mountain bike, traveling the streets on a pair of 26-inch wheels to monitor busy [...]
Bus Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 71: Cutting the car for convenience, connections 

| Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Shannon Willenering spent 25 years driving herself to and from work in downtown St. Paul. Her children grown, she decided last year that she could do without her car during the day and decided to try taking the bus instead. She stopped into Metro [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Community In the News

Old buses get new life 

| 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 [...]
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