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Make a B-Line to the Metropolitan Council

An anonymous reader writes in:    If anyone is available to attend a Met Council meeting at 4 pm (Wednesday July 23), this could get interesting. Met Council/Metro Transit had most of the $28 million for the B line (West 7th) in place, but at the last minute Ramsey County (with St. Paul as second) did […]

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This Morning, I Wore a Sweater

July 14, 0700 hours, 61 degrees.   I put a sweater on.  I sat downtown to wait for my bus, closed my eyes, and took it all in. Buses rumble bumble down Marquette in between buildings with names of corporation-people past and present, whooshing warm wind after they’ve passed. Air brakes pump, kneeling bus ramps […]

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Revisiting “The Amazing Race:” LRT Versus Car

I’m not an unquestioning LRT lackey.  Some questions about LRT strike me as very fair. For instance, could we have a better overall transit system if we invested the same amount of public money – billions of dollars — in buses, vans, taxis and bus rapid transit instead of trains? Given how sprawled our metro […]

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My Two Sense: 94 Bus at Rush Hour

I stand in the aisle to make room for all the meat in this freezer.  My arms are extended out in “Y” formation to clutch the cold bars, holding my stance steady as the vessel lurches and rumbles under my feet.  Sticky skins wick with delight. Even above the crying baby I hear the story […]

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Adventures in Transit

This piece was originally published on GreaseRag.org, where I regularly write and organize Grease Rag events.  Grease Rag’s mission is to encourage and empower women/ trans*/ femme (WTF) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space. 5 NB, 6:50a Everyone knows each other. […]

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MOVE BACK: A Casual Guide to Regular Bus Usage

Hi, I’m Nick Magrino, you may remember me from such streets.mn self-help posts as “Simple Suggestions for Grant Street” and “We Need to Stop the Southwest Corridor.” In our fledging metropolitan area, Superbowls are plentiful but high-quality transit options can be hard to come by (see above). However, there are all sorts of ways to […]

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