Today a complete stranger came to my house asking for directions to the Huron Transit Station (I guess to get the 94 downtown to transfer to something, I am not clear what). More accurately, she asked my wife who was outside, who brought her in to the house, where I was. My house is about 1 mile away from Huron station, so she was a bit lost.
The stranger was going to Richfield. Knowing Huron was a ways away, I went to the MetroTransit app to find directions to this address from where she actually was. The recommended was 3 transfers, but only a few minutes longer was a route that was 2 transfers, which I recommended (67C to Franklin Ave. LRT/Blue Line to Mall of America to the 5L) – which seemed far simpler. Stated time just under an hour. I am guessing the Transit app (website/mobile version) doesn’t penalize transfers the way a normal person (or a mode choice model) would.
I hope she made it.