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March 3, 2014

U. of Minn. students urge bus route revamp

After surveying university students at a recent forum regarding bus route changes that were made in December, the Minnesota Student Association found that students believe the bus routes aren’t as efficient as they could be.


February 3, 2014

Violent crimes prompt U. of Minn. to run weekend buses

The university started planning for the Weekend Circulator in December in an effort to increase safety after several violent crimes occurred on and near campus. Running the service during the spring semester will cost about $125,000.


October 21, 2013

U. of Minn. has safe weekend following stepped up police presence

A week ago, university students fell victim to four separate robberies on or near campus during the early morning.


August 22, 2013

TOD tips offered by U. of Minn. report

A key finding revealed a pent-up demand for transit access in the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Suggestions for encouraging TOD included fostering collaboration between groups that already have shown an interest in transit-accessible locations.


August 19, 2013

U. of Minn. testing roundabout

Officials monitoring the experiment to see the effectiveness of a permanent roundabout when buses return to Washington Avenue Southeast after Central Corridor light-rail construction concludes.


June 17, 2013

U. of Minn. may help pay for construction

Last year, the university spent more than $550,000 to help redo sections of Talmage and Riverside avenues near university property.


June 3, 2013

Longtime U. of Minn. transportation dir. to retire

During his 23 years as head of parking and transportation services, Bob W. Baker expanded parking space on campus by 50%, started the U-Pass program and advocated for the university’s interests in the Central Corridor light rail line’s intersection of campus.


October 1, 2012

U. of Minn. light rail construction creates access challenge

Work has reduced the number of accessible sidewalks and bus stops and caused changes to bus routes, making it more difficult for students, particularly those with disabilities, to get around campus.


September 17, 2012

U. of Minn. students request free rides

The university and Metro Transit, which will operate the service, currently have a U-Pass program in place, with the agency also offering free rides for students on its Hiawatha Line to the airport.


September 12, 2011

U. of Minn. to unveil bike reward system

The incentives program will use Radio Frequency Identification chips to keep track of who is biking and how much, as a basis for awarding points. Riders can cash the points in for discounts on bike repairs, equipment and health insurance premiums.


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