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Green Line Debut Means Major Changes to Bus Routes

Updated: 06/09/2014 7:32 AM
Created: 06/08/2014 9:48 PM KSTP.com
By: Tim Sherno

When the Metro Transit Green Line picks up the first paying passenger next Saturday, several bus routes will change and one route will be cut entirely.

Metro Transit Spokesman John Siqveland says the goal will be to reduce buses along the route shared with the train and increase bus options that bring passengers to the train.

According to Siquveland, the changes will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14.

"The routes that we're drawing back -- the 50, the 16, the 94 -- those service hours are going to be re-invested on connecting service on north-south routes. Those routes will run longer in the day and on weekends," Siquveland said.

Siquveland says an effort will be made to educate passengers about the changes and options.

"This represents well over a third of our service area that will be affected by this change, so what we've done at Metro Transit is we've been out all this week, and we'll be out all next week at busy bus stops letting people know what these changes are going to mean to them and where they'll be taking those connective train trips, and how they connect," he said.

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