So I used to take the 94 quiet a bit for my commute. I stopped for several reasons:Agree with twincitizen. Route 94 should be upgraded to 10 min frequency. End-to-end trip times are something like 20-25 minutes, and service could have ticket machines to speeding up boarding. All we need is MnDot to put in managed lanes and direct ramps to/from the CBDs.
Waiting downtown on 6th is a horrible experience. Not only are shelters practically nonexistant, the streetscape is terrible. Even stopping in for grab a coffee before boarding is difficult.
It's impossible to predict when the 94 will arrive.
It's not frequent enough.
Fixing the frequency won't help the other things. I think any route running on I-94 during rush hour is not going to be reliable.