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Keeping a careful eye on the METRO Blue Line 

| Friday, October 11, 2013 10:00:00 AM
Shortly after 9 a.m. on a recent Monday morning, Shawn Jensen and two other rail maintainers got off a light-rail train at the METRO Blue Line’s Target Field Station and began slowly walking south. Stepping down the line through downtown [...]
In the News Links of Interest

Millennials trending towards transit, technology 

| Friday, October 4, 2013 12:18:00 PM
Young Americans are turning to transit as a way to save money, connect with their communities, expand their workdays and reduce their environmental impact. Those are among the takeaways from a pair of new reports out this week from the [...]
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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 [...]
Bus From the GM Rider Information

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 [...]
Bus Express Bus METRO Orange Line Minneapolis Route of the Week Suburban Transit

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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