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5:55 a.m. update: Transit running as usual

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: January 6, 2014 - 5:58 AM

Word from the major transit providers is that all buses and trains will be running as usual on the regular Monday schedule. That said, Metro Transit, Maple Grove Transit, MVTA, SouthWest Transit, BlueXpress and Plymouth Metrolink implore riders to dress in layers and use shelter where possible.

Metro Transit also operats NexTrip to allow riders to get real-time information as to bus/train departure times. It works for all metro area transit providers. NexTrip is available online and by phone at 612-373-3333.

Metro Transit: The Route 568 trip to Opportunity Partners in Minnetonka has been canceled Monday because that location will be closed due to weather.

Here is a note from Minnesota Valley Transit: "Extremely cold temperatures are expected Monday, January 6th! MVTA buses will operate a regular weekday schedule this day, but PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE COLD WEATHER! Thank you - Stay warm and be safe!"

From Maple Grove Transit: Maple Grove Transit plans on operating all trips as scheduled. However, riders should dress appropriately in the event of a bus delay. Maple Grove Transit’s Emergency Information Hotline 763-494-5994.

SouthWest Transit riders can call 952-949-2287 to get information on any delays or cancellations.

The phone number for Plymouth Metrolink is 763-509-5535.

 

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