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Bus METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Route of the Week

Route 8: From the city border to the Blue Line 

| Friday, January 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Update: Route 8 was consolidated with Route 67 on June 14, 2014.View the Route 67 schedule here. When Meital Kashi and her husband moved from Las Vegas to Minneapolis last fall without a vehicle, they knew they wanted to live somewhere with [...]
In the News METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul

Green Line grand opening set 

| Monday, January 13, 2014 11:00:00 PM
The countdown to the METRO Green Line's opening can now be measured down to the second. On Wednesday, Metropolitan Council Chair Sue Haigh joined project partners at Union Depot Station to announce that light-rail vehicles will begin [...]
Bus Express Bus Transit Information

NexTrip usage soars 

| Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
It was a record year for Metro Transit’s NexTrip system, which provides customers with real-time predicted bus and rail departures. Customers requested NexTrip information online more than 49.2 million times in 2013, up from about 30 million [...]
Bus Express Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Adeyinka Adesida 

| Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Fellow bus drivers often wonder whether Adeyinka Adesida ever has a bad day. Spend a half hour with him and it’s easy to see why. The Nigerian-born operator laughs heartily as he recounts his path from Africa to the Twin Cities, where he has [...]
Bus METRO Blue Line METRO Orange Line Midtown Corridor Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 27: A short route with a big impact 

| Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
An end-to-end trip on Route 27 covers around two miles and takes just 10 minutes. While short, the route has proven to be an important connection for commuters and residents in south Minneapolis. Joel Oliver is a case in point. Oliver boarded [...]
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