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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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New officers, new diversity for Metro Transit police 

| Monday, August 5, 2013 10:49:00 AM
As new immigrants to the United States, Abdulkhayr Hirse and Salah Ahmed relied heavily on transit to get to work and school. A few short years later, their experience is coming full circle. The Somali-born men were among 19 new full-time [...]
Bus Good Question

Good Question: Why is there no Route 1? 

| Thursday, August 1, 2013 9:30:00 AM
There’s a Route 2. There are also routes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. But there is no Route 1. Why? Good question. Steve Legler, Metro Transit's assistant director of Service Development, believes the answer goes back to the mid-1950s, [...]
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Route 615: Connecting the dots in the western suburbs 

| Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:00:00 PM
Prabhu Prakasham boards a Route 615 bus once a month to get from his Hopkins apartment to Park Nicollet, on Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park. At least three times a week, Alexander Nemets takes it the other direction from his St. Louis Park [...]
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