faster transport times downtown, Metro Transit says

Downtown transit will be getting faster, according to Minneapolis city and transportation leaders behind a new plan for express buses on Marquette and Second avenues, KSTP and FOX News reported.

Over 26,000 riders are expected to enjoy a ride that is up to ten minutes shorter as the result of a plan that allows buses to pass each other on the aforementioned avenues. Buses will also stop every other block instead of every block, and within a few weeks, two dozen heated bus shelters will be added to the streets with real-time bus arrival information, according to KSTP and FOX.

Officials are meeting downtown today to celebrate the project, which had to be completed by the end of 2009 as a condition of a $133 million grant given by the federal government, FOX said.

The changes come into effect Monday, Dec. 14.

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