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Community Public Art

On buses and at shelters, artists hope to bring ‘hope and happiness’ 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:43:00 PM
Artists Melodee Strong, left, and Timi Bliss, right, with their shelter artwork. When Timi Bliss wrote and illustrated her books “In Search of the Gingerbread Man” and “In Search of the Sandman,” she put her granddaughter Charlie at the [...]
Community Light Rail

Pandemic prompts rail supervisor to put 3-D printer to good use   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:27:00 AM
 Senior Rail Supervisor Jonathon Hendrickson has always been compelled to help.    This year, he found the opportunity to do so by finding new uses for a 60-watt laser cutter he’s largely used to create gifts, and a 3-D printer he purchased [...]
Community Equity

MCUB program opening doors for underutilized businesses 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:25:00 PM
Clockwise from top left: KMS Airduct Cleaning owner Ken McCraley visits with Facilities Maintenance staff; Katherine Howard delivers packages of gloves to Metro Transit’s Overhaul Base on Monday, Nov. 2; staff from St. Paul-based 4RM+ULA; Stacia [...]
Community

Metro Transit wins three MPTA Awards 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, October 5, 2020 5:31:00 PM
At the Minnesota Public Transportation Association's (MPTA) virtual award ceremony, Metro Transit won three awards for Management Innovation, Transit Professional of the Year, and Bus Operator of the Year. “We are greatly honored and [...]
Community

Mother and daughter begin careers as mechanics together 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:51:00 PM
After seeking jobs with her four-year college degree, Kadejah Young decided it was time for a career change. "I knew I wanted to go back to school, but not for something I wouldn't use," Kadejah said. Through her mother's longtime [...]
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