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Chart of the Day: Metro Transit Ridership vs. Seats

Via Star Tribune reporter Eric Roper’s twitter feed, here’s a chart showing ridership vs. seats on Metro Transit buses, sorted according to express and local routes: Roper quipped: Eric Roper ‏@StribRoper Jun 22 Interesting MT graphic shows express transit services have more seats than riders during peak hrs. Local is opposite   You don’t have […]

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Nicollet Bike Party

Transit + Bike Share = Freedom

All of a sudden: bikes everywhere. Bikes on bikes on bikes. Bikes on the beaches, bikes on the landing grounds, bikes in the fields and in the streets, bikes in the hills. there are waaay more cyclists compared to a few years ago. Every light cycle on Nicollet is like this pic.twitter.com/d3UNUHyehE — Nick Magrino […]

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Green Line Tragedy a Wake-up Call

When I first heard about the fatal Green Line crash at Snelling Avenue Station last Thursday morning, I was shocked and dismayed. And as additional reports gave the name of the victim–Lynne Thomas–and focused on how highly she was valued for the role she played as receptionist at the Minnesota Senate research department, I became even more upset and saddened. Finally, I […]

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Sunday Summary – April 12, 2015

Somehow, the final Fabulous Four in our streets.m(ad)n(ess) tournament did not get quite the publicity of the NCAA version, but did give us our policy vs. project Championship – (1) Green Line vs. (2) Thrive MSP 2040 – results should be available soon!  The rest of the week on streets.mn is right here, sorted, summarized and sign-posted for your […]

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Where Should the Orange Line Terminate?

The METRO Orange Line will be the Twin Cities Metro’s second highway bus rapid transit line, running from downtown Minneapolis to Burnsville. As seen in the project plan update, many of the line’s basic decisions have already been made. However, there are some left, including improvements to the Marq2 corridor, and the alignment of the […]

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How One Legislator Makes Transit Work in a Busy Schedule

After David Levinson posted his article–Roll with Us Transit Challenge: March 1-7, 2015—about the campaign to get state legislators to ride transit for a week, I e-mailed a few legislators to encourage them to participate in the challenge. Although I knew the House members I contacted were likely supporters of building out and maintaining a robust […]

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