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Trip Planner sets new record 

| Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:21:00 PM
Metro Transit’s online Trip Planner is more popular than ever. The online tool helped customers plan a record 657,458 trips last month, beating the previous record of 656,017 planned trips set in September 2011. Available at [...]
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Service that sets the standard 

| Thursday, October 3, 2013 11:10:00 AM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager Customers boarded our buses, light-rail and commuter trains more than 81 million times last year. Despite the high volume of customers, we strive every day to ensure every person who uses our [...]
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Route 535: Cutting the car out of the commute on I-35W 

| Thursday, October 3, 2013 9:00:00 AM
When Mary Thompson started her new job in downtown Minneapolis in September, she thought it would be easy to get in her car and go to work. It wasn’t as simple as she’d hoped. “I drove the first two days and it was pretty undesirable,” [...]
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Enjoying the shared ride 

| Monday, September 30, 2013 2:45:00 PM
When Jan Kaster’s knees began to go and she found it too difficult to use the bus, she thought she might have to retire early. But the Thomson Reuters editor found a way to keep working: she joined a carpool. Using Metro Transit’s Carpool [...]
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Know Your Operator: Lillie Loving 

| Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:45:00 PM
Lynette Haugen has spent the last five years traveling to and from her job at the Midtown Exchange on Route 5. On most mornings, that means getting greeted by Metro Transit bus driver Lillie Loving, who welcomed Haugen as if she were an old [...]
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