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Bus Bus Rapid Transit E Line Minneapolis

Bus-only lanes to be piloted on Hennepin Avenue 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:33:00 PM
Bus customers who travel on Hennepin Avenue know traffic moves slowly when the street is full of vehicles. In fact, during rush hour, buses travel an average of just six miles per hour. Exploring ways to provide faster, more reliable service, [...]
Awards Bicycle Bus Metropass Minneapolis

Commuter Choice Awards recognize promoters of sustainable transportation 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, May 2, 2018 1:40:00 PM
When Thrivent Financial began considering building a new corporate center in downtown Minneapolis, the company had to find ways of helping employees who relied on parking lots that would be lost during construction. Part of their answer: Promote [...]
Light Rail Safety

Train operator keeps Rail Rodeo crown 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:46:00 PM
After finishing Metro Transit’s Rail Rodeo last Saturday, train operator Bill Morris felt pretty good about his performance. He had reason to be confident: For the second year in a row, Morris earned the best score in the annual skills [...]
A Line BRT

New displays allow A Line customers to plan trips as they ride 

Posted by Marisa Helms | Monday, April 23, 2018 10:30:00 AM
Starting today, new digital displays on A Line buses will provide real-time information about upcoming stops, connecting routes and service alerts. The displays have been installed so customers can make informed decisions as they ride. For [...]
From the GM Go Green

Commitment to environment goes beyond sustainable transportation 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, April 20, 2018 2:10:00 PM
From General Manager Brian Lamb Passenger cars and other vehicles are Minnesota’s second-largest source of greenhouse gases, a leading cause of climate change and air pollution. And while advances in technology have led to a steady decline in [...]
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