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Bus In the News Retro Transit

A unique career: 50 years in transit 

| Friday, September 20, 2013 4:00:00 AM
When Metro Transit celebrated its one-billionth customer in 1984, Silas Sharp was there. He was also present in 1999 and again last year, when the agency surpassed the 2 billion and 3 billion customer marks, respectively. This week, "Sy" [...]
In the News METRO Blue Line On the METRO

Blue Line brings happiness to Hiawatha corridor 

| Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:00:00 AM
Are people who live near the METRO Blue Line happier than those who live in areas without such ready access to light rail transit? In a word, yes. New research by University of Minnesota associate professor Jason Cao shows residents [...]
Bus Bus Rapid Transit Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 68: A 'radial' ride down Robert Street 

| Monday, September 16, 2013 1:00:00 PM
Before they began riding Route 68 last year, Peter and David didn’t know one another. Today, though, the Inver Hills Community College students make a habit of sitting together on the bus so they can debate culture, philosophy and politics while [...]
Bus Go Green In the News Links of Interest

KFAI: Metro Transit's super-hybrid buses cleanest in the nation 

| Monday, September 16, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Metro Transit’s super-hybrid buses – dubbed the cleanest hybrid-electric buses in the United States – were recently featured in a KFAI radio segment. Introduced at the Minnesota State Fair in 2012, Metro Transit’s two Xcelsior buses are [...]
From the GM METRO Green Line Minneapolis Safety St. Paul Transit Improvements

Green Line progress on track 

| Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2:00:00 PM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager The Minnesota State Fair is over but our planning for next year’s event is already underway. One of the most changes we’re preparing for: light-rail connections from the METRO Green Line. The [...]
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