Route 288 bus service increased

Route 288, the Metro Transit bus service operating between Forest Lake/Columbus and Minneapolis, has seen continued ridership increases in recent years.  By the end of 2012, standing loads were seen on peak trips in the morning and afternoon. In response to high ridership volume, one additional trip was added last month, increasing from six to seven the number of trips provided each morning and afternoon. Minor trip time adjustments were also made. Busses now leave Forest Lake each morning at 5:41, 5:56, 6:17, 6:40, 6:51, 7:18 and 7:55. Busses arrive here weekday afternoons at 3:34, 4:06, 4:19, 4:35, 4:42, 5:07 and 5:46. Additional trip time adjustments will be made on May 18 that are modest in nature.