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Good Question: Why is service reduced on certain dates? 

| Wednesday, July 1, 2015 10:56:00 AM
On dates when fewer customers are expected to ride transit, service is reduced on some bus routes, as well as light rail and Northstar. These “Reduced Service” days are typically observed holidays when many major employers are closed. Most of the [...]
Bus Transit Information

New bus stop signs introduced 

| Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:44:00 AM
More than 100 new bus stop signs with additional information have gone up in North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park over the last several weeks, the first step in a systemwide overhaul that will unfold over the coming years. At locations with a [...]
Community St. Paul Student Pass

Students make the case for expanding transit access 

| 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 [...]
Bus Community Know Your Operator

Top operators recognized for safe driving, customer service 

Posted by Drew Kerr | 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 [...]
Community METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul

At one-year mark, Green Line going strong 

| 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 [...]
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