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Community Light Rail METRO Blue Line Northstar

Small trains, big imagination 

| Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:19:00 PM
For Steve Demlow, building Lego-based displays requires a certain amount of “selective compression.” “You try to capture the essence of whatever it is that you’re building,” he said. Demlow’s take on the METRO Blue Line and Northstar [...]
Express Bus Route of the Week St. Paul Suburban Transit

Route 361: Buddying up on the bus 

| Friday, October 25, 2013 3:30:00 PM
When Travis Ohum commuted from Menomonie, Wis., he could spend up to three hours alone in his car traveling to and from his job in St. Paul. Today he’s cut his travel time down to 15 minutes. From his home in Woodbury, Ohum drives less [...]
Bus Community Know Your Operator Minneapolis

Know Your Operator: Melanie Benson 

| Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:20:00 PM
Waiting for a city bus in a driving, icy rain, Melanie Benson found her calling. "When that red bus came over the hill it looked like my savior and I just thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to have a job where everyone’s glad to see you all the [...]
Bus Know Your Operator St. Paul

Longtime bus driver reflects on career 

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:07:00 PM
When Phyllis Wade-Myers began her career at Metro Transit, the buses didn't have power steering, drivers wore heavy suits to stay warm and the profession was dominated by males. The challenges didn't deter her from applying. In 1985, she joined [...]
Bus From the GM Transit Information Transit Planning

A new sign of the times 

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:36:00 PM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager Metro Transit’s 12,268 bus stops are the most visible, widespread and permanent symbols of our organization. Yet, they have lagged behind the re-branding effort already seen on our buses, [...]
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