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Ready, Set, Go-To 

| Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:04:00 AM
Go-To Cards are the easiest way to pay a fare when boarding a Metro Transit bus or train – as customers are increasingly noticing. Go-To and Go-To lite cards were used to pay for a record 57 percent of fares in November, and have accounted [...]
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Route 270: Making the most out of a trip between Maplewood and Minneapolis 

| Friday, December 13, 2013 9:00:00 AM
For the last 12 years, Shana Hansen has used Route 270 to get to her job in downtown Minneapolis. The practice has left her with a certain distaste for driving to the office, reinforced this week after spending nearly two hours traveling to the city [...]
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For TIC rep, job changes but motivation stays the same 

| Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:00:00 AM
When Transit Information Center representative Carol Hansen applied to work for Metro Transit in 1976, she was asked two simple questions: Could she read a map, and did she know north, south, east and west? Things have advanced quite a bit since [...]
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Improving service, with your help 

| Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:01:00 PM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager In recent years, Metro Transit has spent considerable time planning for light rail and Bus Rapid Transit. While these efforts will continue, we also want to focus attention on the expansion of the [...]
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Route 50: Limited stops for longer rides 

| Friday, December 6, 2013 2:28:00 PM
When the snow fell on Wednesday, it took Brandon Vanhee more than an hour to make the 15-mile trek from his home in Otsego to Maple Grove’s Parkway Transit Station. The rest of his journey to the University of Minnesota wasn’t nearly as [...]
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