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Bus Route of the Week Suburban Transit

Route 615: Connecting the dots in the western suburbs 

| Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:00:00 PM
Prabhu Prakasham boards a Route 615 bus once a month to get from his Hopkins apartment to Park Nicollet, on Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park. At least three times a week, Alexander Nemets takes it the other direction from his St. Louis Park [...]
In the News Safety Transit Police

MPR: Transit drivers get more protections from assaults under new law 

| Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:00:00 PM
Minnesota Public Radio reports on a new state law that classifies certain assaults against bus and train operators as gross misdemeanors, punishable by up to a year in prison and a $3,000 fine – previously the penalty was up to 90 days in a [...]
Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 10: High ridership, Hi Frequency and hybrids 

| Friday, July 26, 2013 11:00:00 AM
For the last three decades, Curt Delaney has relied on buses to get to work, appointments and shopping. One of his favorite and most frequently used routes: Route 10, which runs north of downtown Minneapolis along Nicollet Mall and Central [...]
Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Tony Taylor 

| Friday, July 26, 2013 9:48:00 AM
Before he became a bus driver, Tony Taylor sold shoes. That close personal interaction with people, he says, provided him with just the kind of training he needed to get behind the wheel of a bus, a job that puts him face-to-face with hundreds [...]
Bus Rider Profile

The Love Bus 

| Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:20:00 AM
Andrew Humphries didn’t get a name. But he had learned enough over the course of a short bus ride to guess how he could find the girl he’d met while riding Route 6, the Italian he couldn’t seem to get out of his mind. The next day, he found [...]
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