Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:12:00 AM
For several years, high school student Spencer Willits has used transit to travel to and from school, work and other activities.
At 16-years-old, he says riding buses and trains has given him greater independence to travel around the Twin Cities [...]
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:47:00 PM
Every weekday morning, operator Rodney Smith makes four 12-mile journeys between Normandale Community College and downtown Minneapolis on Route 535.
With a full load of customers in tow, he guides a 40-foot bus through rush hour traffic on [...]
Monday, June 15, 2015 5:09:00 PM
For the last eight months, Aaron Martin has used the METRO Green Line to get to not one but two jobs – one at the Town Hall Brewery in Cedar-Riverside and another at the Oceanaire in downtown Minneapolis.
The ease of his commutes is a near-daily [...]
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM
When light-rail vehicle 113 pulled into Metro Transit’s body shop earlier this spring, it was clear a decade of service had taken its toll.
Scratches and dents were visible up and down each side of the vehicle. Paint was flaking in several spots [...]
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:24:00 PM
During a recent trip on Route 21, operator Ken Peters encountered a customer who spoke limited English but needed help figuring out where to transfer downtown.
Fortunately, Peters had spent the previous eight weeks studying words and phrases [...]