Saturday, November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is traditionally a day to encourage shoppers to visit locally-owned small businesses. According to a study by the American Independent Business Alliance, shopping at a locally-owned business yields a 48% return to the community versus a 13.6% return when shopping at a chain store. For restaurants, the return is 65.4% when you dine at a locally-owned space.
Metro Transit is offering FREE rides along the Green Line to Small Business Saturday shoppers. CLICK HERE to redeem your Metro Transit free pass.
Visitors, residents and employees have many ways of getting to the Midway via mass transit. In addition to several bus lines, the Green Line Light Rail Line runs along University Avenue and the A Line Bus Rapid Transit services Snelling Avenue.
The Green Line
There are so many destinations to choose from - the history of the Capitol City, the cuisine along University Avenue, and so much more. The train operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You can find out more information about the Green Line from Metro Transit here.
The A Line
Similar to light rail, the A Line Bus Rapid Transit offers a speedier way of getting from point A to point B. The A Line opened June 2016, beginning at Rosedale Center, heading south along Snelling Avenue to Ford Parkway, and heading west to the 46 Street Blue Line Station. The A Line is a great option for connecting people to employers, schools, shopping and the Minnesota State Fair. It also has stops on both the Green and Blue Line.
Click here to learn more about the A Line.
Photos courtesy of Metro Transit