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Bus Ridership State Fair

State Fair ridership reaches new high 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, September 11, 2015 11:37:00 AM
Metro Transit provided 575,348 rides to and from the 2015 Minnesota State Fair — an 8 percent increase over last year and the highest express and regular route ridership ever. The ride total accounted for 16 percent of State Fair attendance, [...]
Bus Community Shelters State Fair

Smaller shelter shown off at State Fair 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:08:00 AM
A student-designed waiting shelter with a reduced footprint and other innovative features is on display at the Minnesota State Fair. The shelter was designed by architecture graduate student Amy Van Gessel as part of a class at the University of [...]
Community Light Rail State Fair

A city commute in crop art 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM
Sarah Leismer wanted to bring a little bit of the city to the collection of mostly rural-inspired crop art on display at the Minnesota State Fair. The result: a detailed representation of a Metro Transit light-rail train passing the [...]
METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line

Blue, Green lines top 1 million rides in July 

| Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:20:00 PM
More than 1 million rides were taken on both the METRO Blue and Green lines last month, pushing total ridership through the end of July to nearly 49.4 million. Ridership on all modes — local and express buses, Northstar and light rail — is up [...]
Bus Know Your Operator Safety

Celebrating four decades of service, safety 

| Wednesday, July 8, 2015 1:11:00 PM
When Jerry Olson was sent out to drive a bus alone for the first time, the then 21-year-old operator couldn’t help but feel a little anxious. After all, he’d had just four weeks of training and had gotten into enough trouble with his own vehicles [...]
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