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Happy Holidays from Metro Transit

| Friday, December 20, 2013 3:50:00 PM

Metro Transit is rolling out the Twinkle Bus for its final appearance of the season at this weekend's Target Holidazzle Parade.

Adorned with more than 23,120 LED lights (including 7,980 blue, 7,420 yellow, 6,090 green, 630 red and 280 white bulbs) the 40-foot hybrid bus is the most visible sign of Metro Transit's holiday spirit. But it isn't the only one.

On Wednesday, Metro Transit partnered with BNSF Railway and the U.S. Marines to collect Toys for Tots at Target Field Station. Over the course of the day, nearly 350 toys, 10 bikes and cash were collected. 

The Toys for Tots drive followed the Metro Transit Police Department's participation on Saturday in the Shop With Cops program in St. Paul. Metro Transit was also at the annual Holiday on 44th celebration, where the Twinkle Bus also appeared. 

Continuing a longstanding annual holiday tradition, Metro Transit's bus drivers are being invited to don Santa hats and red sweaters through the end of the month.

The celebratory spirit continues on New Year's Eve, as Metro Transit partners with MillerCoors Brewing Company to provide safe trips through the Miller Free Rides program. Customers can ride free on all buses and METRO lines from 6 p.m. through the last scheduled trip.

Thanks to all of those who have made Metro Transit a part of their holiday celebrations and happy holidays!


    > Take Metro Transit to the Target Holidazzle Parade

    > Take Northstar to the Target Holidazzle Parade

    > MPR: The Twinkle Bus, Now in HD

    > Star Tribune: Twinkle Bus rejoins parades in Holidazzling fashion

    > Take Miller Lite Free Rides on New Year's Eve

    > Transit service for year-end holidays