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Bus Know Your Operator St. Paul

Longtime bus driver reflects on career 

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:07:00 PM
When Phyllis Wade-Myers began her career at Metro Transit, the buses didn't have power steering, drivers wore heavy suits to stay warm and the profession was dominated by males. The challenges didn't deter her from applying. In 1985, she joined [...]
Bus From the GM Transit Information Transit Planning

A new sign of the times 

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:36:00 PM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager Metro Transit’s 12,268 bus stops are the most visible, widespread and permanent symbols of our organization. Yet, they have lagged behind the re-branding effort already seen on our buses, [...]
In the News Know Your Operator

Taylor named Minnesota Bus Operator of the Year 

| Friday, October 18, 2013 12:35:00 PM
Two longtime Metro Transit employees were honored with awards from the Minnesota Public Transportation Association this week. Tony Taylor, a 34-year Safe Operator based at Heywood Garage, was named the Minnesota Bus Operator of the Year, which [...]
Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 14: Robbinsdale to Richfield on Broadway, Bloomington 

| Friday, October 18, 2013 10:00:00 AM
Jeff Odegard estimates it would take a half hour for him to drive from his Golden Valley home to the Gibbs Museum in Falcon Heights, where he works as an historic site interpreter. Instead, Odegard boards a Route 14 bus to downtown [...]
Bus Fares Good Question

Good Question: Why offer transfers? 

| Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:15:00 AM
This week’s Good Question comes from Andrew Balfour, who emailed to ask: “Why are transfers allowed? Why not just have payment required for each trip and a lower per-trip cost instead?” Metro Transit operates nearly 130 routes in 90 metro-area [...]
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