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Community Rider Profile Rideshare Vanpool

Vanpoolers commended for commitment, consistency 

| Wednesday, November 6, 2013 4:56:00 PM
For the last three decades, Kathryn Voeltz has commuted nearly 60 miles from her home in Spring Valley, Wis. to downtown Minneapolis. Never in that time has she had to make the trek alone. Instead of driving solo, Voeltz has joined with other [...]
Bus Express Bus Light Rail METRO Blue Line Northstar Rider Information Safety Winter Weather

Rider refresher for flurries in forecast  

| Monday, November 4, 2013 12:20:00 PM
Snow is back in the forecast...and Metro Transit is ready. Record-setting winter storms in 1991 and 2010 are the only times in Metro Transit’s modern history where bus service was temporarily suspended due to weather. The all-season METRO Blue [...]
Bus METRO Green Line Minneapolis Retro Transit Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 3: From the Capitol to class on Como Avenue 

| Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:20:00 AM
Five years ago, Minneapolis resident Neil Urbanski sold his car and began getting around town exclusively by riding his bike and taking transit To reach his job at the St. Paul-based International Institute of Minnesota, Urbanski rides a Route 18 [...]
Bus Community Know Your Operator Minneapolis

Know Your Operator: Melanie Benson 

| Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:20:00 PM
Waiting for a city bus in a driving, icy rain, Melanie Benson found her calling. "When that red bus came over the hill it looked like my savior and I just thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to have a job where everyone’s glad to see you all the [...]
Bus Know Your Operator St. Paul

Longtime bus driver reflects on career 

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:07:00 PM
When Phyllis Wade-Myers began her career at Metro Transit, the buses didn't have power steering, drivers wore heavy suits to stay warm and the profession was dominated by males. The challenges didn't deter her from applying. In 1985, she joined [...]
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