Move Back Casual Guide To Regular Bus Usage
Hi, I’m Nick Magrino, you may remember me from such streets.mn self-help posts as “Simple Suggestions for Grant Street” and “We Need to Stop the Southwest Corridor.” In our fledging metropolitan area, Superbowls are plentiful but high-quality transit options can be hard to come by (see above).
There’s a specific Hi-Frequency Service Network of buses identified by Metro Transit, but there are many other segments that probably count — the Route 4 and Route 17 buses in South Minneapolis, most of the time, come to mind. It took me like six months at the U of M to realize that, basically, the bus I want to take will come every 10 to 15 minutes, and worrying about catching it at 4:37 rather than 4:30 or 4:45 isn’t really necessary. Note: Tip only applies to central city residents, and maybe only the most central one or two hundred thousand of them, at that. Nice Ride, for me, is most useful as a return trip at night and on weekends. In particular, it’s helpful for completing trips where one leg is in a more isolated area–Northeast Minneapolis comes to mind.
Be realistic about schedules I’ll let you in on a secret that almost destroys many of my other opinions about transit: A lot of the time, the bus is actually just like a train. Meaning that, if you’re heading from the University of Minnesota East Bank campus to Downtown Minneapolis, and it’s not 3:00 AM, you probably shouldn’t need to check a schedule at all.