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Bus METRO Blue Line Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 9: From the west metro to the METRO Blue Line 

| Monday, December 23, 2013 10:00:00 AM
When Diane Fischman moved to Minneapolis in 2006, she quickly lost enthusiasm for the traffic on Interstate 394. So she started taking the bus instead. Today, Fischman uses Route 9 on a near-daily basis to get from her home in St. Louis Park [...]
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Happy Holidays from Metro Transit 

| Friday, December 20, 2013 3:50:00 PM
Metro Transit is rolling out the Twinkle Bus for its final appearance of the season at this weekend's Target Holidazzle Parade. Adorned with more than 23,120 LED lights (including 7,980 blue, 7,420 yellow, 6,090 green, 630 red and 280 white [...]
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Transit Supervisor helps keep buses on the move 

| Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:30:00 PM
As a New Hope police officer, Debra Downing patrolled an area of just five square miles. As one of Metro Transit’s Transit Supervisors, she has a little more territory to cover. While she is based at East Metro Garage in St. Paul, Downing is an [...]
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Ready, Set, Go-To 

| Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:04:00 AM
Go-To Cards are the easiest way to pay a fare when boarding a Metro Transit bus or train – as customers are increasingly noticing. Go-To and Go-To lite cards were used to pay for a record 57 percent of fares in November, and have accounted [...]
Express Bus Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 270: Making the most out of a trip between Maplewood and Minneapolis 

| Friday, December 13, 2013 9:00:00 AM
For the last 12 years, Shana Hansen has used Route 270 to get to her job in downtown Minneapolis. The practice has left her with a certain distaste for driving to the office, reinforced this week after spending nearly two hours traveling to the city [...]
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