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Buses going big on biodiesel 

| Thursday, August 8, 2013 3:00:00 PM
Metro Transit buses are getting around on a cleaner and less costly fuel this summer. Taking advantage of favorable pricing, the entire Metro Transit bus fleet ran on a 20 percent blend of soy-based biodiesel for the first time in July. Biodiesel [...]
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New buses hit the streets 

| Thursday, August 8, 2013 9:30:00 AM
If you notice that ‘new bus’ smell the next time you get on board, it’s not your imagination. Metro Transit has received more than 50 new 40-foot diesel buses this year and will get another 24 this fall. Metro Transit's buses typically [...]
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Route 19: Buses and blossoms on Penn Avenue 

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:37:00 PM
When Karen Bradford was young, she used to ride the bus to downtown Minneapolis with her grandmother so they could shop at the department stores lining Nicollet Mall. Though she’s grown older, Bradford still uses the bus as her primary [...]
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Good Question: Why does it cost more to ride during rush hour? 

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013 3:43:00 PM
This week’s Good Question comes from Sarah Graves (@sarahteal), who asked: Why does it cost more to ride during rush hour? In the Twin Cities metro, transit fares are lower during off-peak hours to encourage transit use throughout the entire day [...]
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Fact Book tells Metro Transit's story by the numbers 

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:57:00 PM
How many square miles do Metro Transit's buses and trains cover? How many commuter rail cars are there on the Northstar Commuter Rail line? And how many items arrive at Metro Transit's Lost & Found every year? The answers to those [...]
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