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Ridership strong on State Fair's opening weekend 

| Monday, August 26, 2013 12:28:00 PM
Fairgoers poured onto buses before pouring into the Midway over the first weekend of the Minnesota State Fair. As of Sunday, nearly 80,000 customers had boarded Metro Transit's express State Fair buses or used regular route service to get to the [...]
Good Question Light Rail METRO Blue Line

Good Question: Why doesn't the METRO Blue Line have NexTrip? 

| Friday, August 23, 2013 2:00:00 PM
This week’s Good Question comes from William Lindeke (@BillLendeke), who asked: Why don't we have NexTrip technology on the METRO Blue Line? Adding NexTrip to light rail on the METRO Blue Line has been a lower priority than adding it to [...]
Bus Community From the GM Light Rail

Back to school with Metro Transit 

| Friday, August 23, 2013 11:00:00 AM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager High school students across Minneapolis are heading back to class next week – and for many of them Metro Transit will be the way they get there. When classes resume on Monday our successful Go-To [...]
Bus Bus Rapid Transit METRO Green Line Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul University of Minnesota

Route 61: From the city to the farm and back again 

| Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:00:00 AM
Bucolic farm views aren’t what customers expect to find while riding one of Metro Transit’s urban bus routes. But that’s what they’ll find on Route 61 as it passes the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. Acres of corn, tomatoes and other [...]
METRO Blue Line Minneapolis On the METRO

Finding a home on the METRO Blue Line 

| Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:45:00 AM
Rebecca Spartz wants to do her part for the environment and feel engaged in her community. So instead of driving to work alone, she likes to ride her bike, hop on the bus or take the METRO Blue Line to get to the office. Those alternatives [...]
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