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Transit – Safety and comfort, real and perceived, is needed equally for all routes

Transit – Safety and comfort, real and perceived, is needed  equally for all routes

By JOHN CHARLES WILSON Even though this month is the quarterly schedule change, it’s a fairly slow month for transit news. In Phillips, only Routes 9 and 19 had any changes, and they were just minor adjustments to make the scheduled bus times more closely align with how long the route really takes. That said, I convinced my roommate to try [...]

Metro Transit – ABRT “D” Line to travel faster, less stops on Chicago Av

Metro Transit – ABRT “D” Line to travel faster, less stops on Chicago Av

By JOHN CHARLES WILSON Do you, like so many other Phillips residents, ever have occasion to ride Metro Transit’s “legendary 5”, the Chicago Ave. bus? If so, do you dread the long, slow ride with stops every single block, the overcrowding, the likelihood of having to listen to yet another belligerent commuter who may or may not happen to be [...]

Transit: Public Transit

BY JOHN CHARLES WILSON Metro Transit is planning to run extra service temporarily while the out of town Super Bowl crowd is here to ensure they get around. That’s nice. However, what would be extra nice is if they would consider making some of the extra service permanent. Here are my thoughts on what parts of the extra service should be [...]

Transit: War Simulation, SB LII, Giveth and Taketh

BY JOHN CHARLES WILSON The Super Bowl giveth, and the Super Bowl taketh away. For transit users in the Twin Cities, the Super Bowl mostly taketh away; while the Metropolitan Council giveth the use of our light rail trains to rich tourists who can afford Super Bowl tickets. Meanwhile, our poor bus drivers are threatening to go on strike during [...]