Little Projects Continue On
The latest initiative for Metro Bus that I was shown was the planning work for the extension of the North Star Commuter service from Big Lake to St. Cloud. Cruikshank explains that the rail service goes from Minneapolis and ends in Big Lake, being truncated by the FTA?s new requirements. ?The group wanted us to get involved to provide commuter bus connections,? he says.
Cruiskshank and Tripp show me the design of the pulse commuter bus, which they just got back from the designer that day. ?This is one of those little projects,? Tripp states. ?I just celebrated my 29th anniversary in October. I would be a liar if I didn?t say there were times in the last 29 years that I was quite disillusioned and I made some overtures and talked to some folks, but then, as it was, some little project, something just appears and well, you know? Gee, this is kind of exciting and before you know it, you?re here as long as I?ve been and you?re looking at retiring.?