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For TIC rep, job changes but motivation stays the same 

| Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:00:00 AM
When Transit Information Center representative Carol Hansen applied to work for Metro Transit in 1976, she was asked two simple questions: Could she read a map, and did she know north, south, east and west? Things have advanced quite a bit since [...]
Bus From the GM Rider Information Transit Planning

Improving service, with your help 

| Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:01:00 PM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager In recent years, Metro Transit has spent considerable time planning for light rail and Bus Rapid Transit. While these efforts will continue, we also want to focus attention on the expansion of the [...]
Bus Bus Rapid Transit METRO Green Line Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul University of Minnesota

Route 50: Limited stops for longer rides 

| Friday, December 6, 2013 2:28:00 PM
When the snow fell on Wednesday, it took Brandon Vanhee more than an hour to make the 15-mile trek from his home in Otsego to Maple Grove’s Parkway Transit Station. The rest of his journey to the University of Minnesota wasn’t nearly as [...]
Bus Minneapolis St. Paul Transit Information Transit Planning

Signs of Change 

| Friday, December 6, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Scott Bergevin and Laura Matson have a lot of ground to cover. When service changes occur every three months, the pair is responsible for replacing or adding hundreds of new schedules at Metro Transit bus stops from Blaine to Lakeville, and [...]
Bus Know Your Operator Minneapolis

Know Your Operator: Darin Pavek 

| Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:00:00 PM
When Darin Pavek’s father suggested he follow his lead and become a bus driver for Metro Transit, he didn’t think much of the idea. “I thought, ‘Why would you want to drive around with 40 back seat drivers when you don’t know where [...]
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