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Bus Go Green

Solar power providing more shelter lighting 

| Friday, October 30, 2015 10:49:00 AM
Solar panels have been installed at 17 new boarding locations, supplying energy to keep waiting shelters lit at night. The solar-powered shelters are located at sites along Xerxes Avenue in Brooklyn Center, on Fremont, Lyndale, Plymouth and West [...]
Bus Transit Information

Texting to find the NexTrip 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:43:00 AM
Text messaging has been added as another way to access NexTrip, the service that provides predicted real-time bus and train departure information. Here's how to receive a text message with the predicted departure times of the next four trips at a [...]
Bus Community Minneapolis

Waiting for the bus while lounging in the ‘Living Room’ 

| Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:49:00 AM
Pillows, a chess board, markers, books and string lighting aren’t the kinds of things people are usually surrounded by while waiting for a bus. But a new temporary shelter that went up this week in Minneapolis incorporates all of those things, [...]
Student Pass Transit Police

Harrington named Transit Professional of the Year 

| Tuesday, October 20, 2015 10:05:00 AM
Chief John Harrington was recognized as Transit Professional of the Year at the Minnesota Public Transit Association’s annual awards on Monday. Harrington was recognized for his efforts to grow and diversify the department and for strengthening [...]
Bus Transit Information

Installation of new bus stop signs continues 

| Wednesday, October 14, 2015 11:41:00 AM
After a successful pilot, around 2,300 new bus stop signs with enhanced information will be installed this fall. The new signs include route and unique stop numbers, as well as instructions for accessing real-time predicted departure times [...]
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