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Community Rider Profile Rideshare Vanpool

Vanpoolers commended for commitment, consistency 

| Wednesday, November 6, 2013 4:56:00 PM
For the last three decades, Kathryn Voeltz has commuted nearly 60 miles from her home in Spring Valley, Wis. to downtown Minneapolis. Never in that time has she had to make the trek alone. Instead of driving solo, Voeltz has joined with other [...]
Bus METRO Green Line Rider Information Safety University of Minnesota

When the rubber hits the tracks 

| Wednesday, November 6, 2013 3:00:00 PM
As Metro Transit bus operator Byron Phillips crossed Church Street and continued east on Washington Avenue, he did something he’d never done before. He steered the 40-foot bus to his left and drove straight onto the METRO Green Line’s light rail [...]
Bus Express Bus Light Rail METRO Blue Line Northstar Rider Information Safety Winter Weather

Rider refresher for flurries in forecast  

| Monday, November 4, 2013 12:20:00 PM
Snow is back in the forecast...and Metro Transit is ready. Record-setting winter storms in 1991 and 2010 are the only times in Metro Transit’s modern history where bus service was temporarily suspended due to weather. The all-season METRO Blue [...]
Bus METRO Green Line Minneapolis Retro Transit Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 3: From the Capitol to class on Como Avenue 

| Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:20:00 AM
Five years ago, Minneapolis resident Neil Urbanski sold his car and began getting around town exclusively by riding his bike and taking transit To reach his job at the St. Paul-based International Institute of Minnesota, Urbanski rides a Route 18 [...]
Community Light Rail METRO Blue Line Northstar

Small trains, big imagination 

| Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:19:00 PM
For Steve Demlow, building Lego-based displays requires a certain amount of “selective compression.” “You try to capture the essence of whatever it is that you’re building,” he said. Demlow’s take on the METRO Blue Line and Northstar [...]
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