Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Maple Grove Celebrates 10 Millionth Ride

Maple Grove Transit will celebrate providing its 10 millionth ride May 22

On Tuesday May 22, Maple Grove Transit will be celebrating its 10 million ride provided since beginning operations in June 1990.

Maple Grove Transit Administrator Mike Opatz commented the milestone. "It is validation that the public will use a bus system as commuting option when you offer a system that includes flexibility, reliability, comfort and safety," he said. "It also shows that we have made wise investments in transit facilities, buses and services that meet the needs of our customer. Overall, I think it says were not only do the right job, but a good job as our riders keep coming back."

The city established the Maple Grove Transit in 1990 under special legislation that allowed certain suburban communities to "opt-out" of the Metro Transit system to manage and control its own locally-based transit system.

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