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Express Bus Route of the Week University of Minnesota

Route 252: From Blaine to books, on the bus 

| Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:00:00 AM
It takes Jesse Roberts just two minutes to get from his home in Blaine to the 95th Avenue Park & Ride. So when it came time for him to go to his first University of Minnesota class of the semester this week, he chose to simplify his commute. [...]
Bus Go Green Light Rail Minneapolis

Solar power lighting Metro Transit buildings, shelters 

| Thursday, September 5, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Metro Transit is seeing the light – and putting it to good use. Three separate solar energy projects are in the works as part of an effort to cut in half the amount of energy purchased for Metro Transit facilities by 2020. In October, [...]
Bus In the News Light Rail METRO Green Line On the METRO St. Paul Transit Improvements

St. Paul connections go every direction, including up 

| Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:12:00 PM
Construction on a new vertical connection between the METRO Green Line’s Central Station and the St. Paul Skyway is now underway. The connection was celebrated Wednesday morning in St. Paul as disability advocates and downtown business leaders [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Safety

More maintenance, more miles 

| Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:03:00 PM
Judging strictly by appearances, the 1984 Ford tow truck kept at the Martin J. Ruter Garage in Brooklyn Center may not seem particularly noteworthy. But the truck has a distinct honor: it is the oldest vehicle in Metro Transit’s fleet. After [...]
Bus METRO Blue Line METRO Orange Line Minneapolis Route of the Week

Route 46: Students, sanctuary and synergy in south Minneapolis 

| Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:00:00 PM
As classes let out at Southwest High School for the first time on Monday, buses lined up around the perimeter of the school. But they weren’t yellow. Instead, the buses came from Metro Transit and bore all the hallmarks of public transportation [...]
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