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Living off campus - using the bus system

I moved off campus about two months ago, and since then, have had to think a little more critically about transportaton. It was pretty easy to get to know the U of M bus system by going to this site:

http://www.metrotransit.org/

On this site you can enter where you are, where you want to go, and it will tell you how to get there. One of my current roommates uses this bus system all the time, and has purchased a student MetroPass for $45 dollars a semester. The MetroPass provides unlimited free bus rides of all hours of the day, all days of the week. More can be learned about the MetroPass at the following website:

http://www1.umn.edu/pts/metropass.htm

If you use the website to familiarize yourself with the routes and times, and just organize your time accordingly, the bus system can be very convenient method of transportation for a very low price.