A $5 refillable Go-To card to cover the round-trip fare plus free food and Dilly Bars was a deal most employees could not pass up. But the hope is that many will become regular bus riders to ease a parking crunch at 10 River Park Plaza and at Gillette's main campus attached to Regions Hospital.
Traffic jams are likely in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night as the Aquatennial's Torchlight parade and related events take over Hennepin Avenue. That will put extra traffic on surrounding streets and Metro Transit buses on detour.
Large traffic generating events this weekend include Twins games at Target Field, a Lynx game Friday at Target Center, Lumberjack Days in Stillwater, Rondo Days and Highland Fest in St. Paul, and Street Machine Nationals at the State Fairgrounds.