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Students protest possible transit cuts
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Students protest possible transit cuts

A group of 10 Macalester students joined a rally outside the Minnesota State Capitol on Tuesday evening to protest funding cuts to transit proposed in a recent transportation bill by the Republican-controlled state legislature. Despite the dreary weather, the rally drew an energetic and diverse crowd of bicyclists — many of them wearing helmets —…

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Gordy’s transportation tales: pedestrian rights

By Gordy Moore Hey Mac! After a lengthy hiatus, I’m back with my long-promised column on pedestrians’ rights. Full disclosure: this subject is near and dear to my heart, as I wrote my capstone in transportation geography on the evolution of pedestrians’ rights and rhetoric from the pre-auto era to today, so I have more…

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Transit app tales: You have to read this to believe it!

Hello again and welcome to the second week of my transit column! I’m sure you have been clamoring to learn just what this second mysterious transit navigation app I mentioned last week is. If not, you should be, because it’s truly about to rock your transit navigation world! This week I will discuss this app…

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Wait, Metro Transit has an app? What is NexTrip?

Hello Macalester! My name is Gordy Moore, and I’m here to talk about transit! Although I care deeply about a variety of causes and issues, mobility and transportation harbor one special nook in my heart. One of my specific interests within the wide field of transportation and mobility is public transportation. With this article I…

Bus service to improve on Snelling: A Line opens June 11, 2016
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Bus service to improve on Snelling: A Line opens June 11, 2016

ST. PAUL — Have you recently noticed some mysterious, brightly colored, shiny buses traveling the 84’s usual route on Snelling? Have you wondered exactly what’s going on with these fancy new buses, or when the recently constructed new bus shelters will be liberated from the fences that currently surround them? Wonder no more, Macalester: The…

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Global Citizenship in the News to focus on Twin Cities

Next Thursday, Nov. 19, the final installment of this semester’s “Global Citizenship in the News” series will conclude with a discussion on the local transit system and the ways in which tensions within this system reflect on the American obsession with protecting their personal spaces. Global Citizenship in the News is a series from the…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

HEALTH AND WELLNESS Wellness 5k taking signups, “Pour a Shot” on Thursday A number of Health and Wellness events are taking place this week, including a group run to the Mississippi River and back on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. The group will meet outside of Dupre on Summit Avenue. For those looking for more…