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Mid-year Progress Report: On the Right Track  

| Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:30:00 PM
From Brian Lamb, Metro Transit General Manager Like any good organization, Metro Transit lays out a set of annual goals and carefully tracks its own progress. Halfway through 2013, it's safe to say we're on the right track. Ridership is [...]
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The Love Bus 

| Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:20:00 AM
Andrew Humphries didn’t get a name. But he had learned enough over the course of a short bus ride to guess how he could find the girl he’d met while riding Route 6, the Italian he couldn’t seem to get out of his mind. The next day, he found [...]
Bus Minneapolis Northstar Route of the Week

Route 20: Small route to big train 

| Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:07:00 PM
It doesn’t go far but it does fill an important niche. That’s the abbreviated story behind Route 20 – the shortest trip among Metro Transit’s 130 local, suburban and express bus routes. Launched in 2009, Route 20 makes five one-mile trips [...]
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Garden partnership blooming on METRO Blue Line 

| Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:07:00 AM
Three years ago, volunteers planted nearly 1,800 flowers, vines and trees on an small corner lot west of the METRO Blue Line’s 50th Street/Minnehaha Park Station. The effort is paying off. At the peak of its second full growing season, the [...]
A Line BRT Bus Bus Rapid Transit METRO Blue Line Minneapolis Route of the Week St. Paul

Route 84: Schools and shopping on Snelling Avenue 

| Friday, July 12, 2013 1:42:00 PM
Dellia Ihinger’s commute from Minneapolis to the Avalon School near University Avenue in St. Paul typically involves boarding a Route 16 or Route 50 bus. Next year, as she embarks on her senior year of high school, Ihinger hopes to add another leg [...]
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