Suburban Ridership Strong for First Six Months of 2011

High gas prices, new services contribute to strong ridership for Suburban Transit Providers (STPs) during first six months of 2011. . . . → Read More: Suburban Ridership Strong for First Six Months of 2011

SouthWest Transit Again Receives National Honor for Bus Safety

SouthWest Transit CEO Len Simich with American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President Bill Millar.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has awarded SouthWest Transit its 2011 Gold Award for Safety for bus systems operating 1 million – 4 million passenger trips. APTA is an international organization that has represented the transit industry for over . . . → Read More: SouthWest Transit Again Receives National Honor for Bus Safety

MVTA Driver Assist System Featured in Star Tribune

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) Driver Assist System, now in use on 10 MVTA buses, is featured in the Jan. 19th edition of Star Tribune.

MVTA Takes Advantage of Dakota Electric Peak Alert Program at Apple Valley Transit Station

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) has implemented a money-saving partnership with Dakota Electric Association, designed to reduce utility costs at the Apple Valley Transit Station. . . . → Read More: MVTA Takes Advantage of Dakota Electric Peak Alert Program at Apple Valley Transit Station

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Leading Effort at U of M to Have Students Pledge to Stop Texting while Driving

The Pi Kappa Alpha (PKA) fraternity at the University of Minnesota is working with transit provider SouthWest Transit to lead the effort to have students and others pledge not to text and drive. . . . → Read More: Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Leading Effort at U of M to Have Students Pledge to Stop Texting while Driving

Minn. Valley Transit Authority wins innovation award

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) received the Management Innovation Award for its Driver Assist System on Sept. 13, in a program sponsored by the Minnesota Public Transit Association (MPTA). . . . → Read More: Minn. Valley Transit Authority wins innovation award

Response to 8-24-10 Star Tribune Article

The debate should not be about “fancy versus frill-free” or the suburbs versus the urban core. The debate or actually the challenge is how can we raise the “transit” bar for everyone. . . . → Read More: Response to 8-24-10 Star Tribune Article

Brewing bus battle: Fancy vs. frill-free

More officials are asking: Are two tiers of bus service really fair, and are affluent suburbs getting more than their share of the bucks?

By DAVID PETERSON and KATIE HUMPHREY, Star Tribune staff writers http://www.startribune.com/local/south/101438229.html?elr=KArksUUUycaEacyU

Richard Sennott, Star Tribune

It’s not that she hates city buses. She takes them all the time. But when she . . . → Read More: Brewing bus battle: Fancy vs. frill-free

Maple Grove will open a second transit hub

After 20 years in the transit business, Maple Grove will provide more parking and add trips to Minneapolis.

By LAURIE BLAKE, Star Tribune Last update: August 10, 2010 – 4:36 PM

Suburban transit in the northwest metro area, which sagged last year after record growth, is poised for another growth spurt: by late October Maple . . . → Read More: Maple Grove will open a second transit hub

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