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Community Safety Transit Police

Mitchell named MTPD Officer of the Year 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:58:00 AM
Chief John Harrington has talked a lot about community policing since taking the helm at the Metro Transit Police Department. Officer Leonard Mitchell has taken it to heart. And for that, he was recognized as Metro Transit’s 2015 Officer of the [...]
Bus Community METRO Blue Line Shelters

In S. Minneapolis, new shelter ‘shines like a beacon’ 

| Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:52:00 AM
After years of campaigning, Standish-Ericsson resident Francy Scurato finally got her wish. Earlier this year, Metro Transit removed a rusting, privately-owned shelter at the corner of East 38th Street and South 28th Avenue and put in its place a [...]
Bus Community Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Hussein Mohamed 

| Monday, November 23, 2015 12:29:00 PM
Hussein Mohamed had just graduated from high school when he was driven from Somali amid a violent civil war. As a refugee in Kenya, he spent six years selling gasoline and other provisions so he could earn a modest income. In 1996, seeking a [...]
Bus Community Minneapolis

Waiting for the bus while lounging in the ‘Living Room’ 

| Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:49:00 AM
Pillows, a chess board, markers, books and string lighting aren’t the kinds of things people are usually surrounded by while waiting for a bus. But a new temporary shelter that went up this week in Minneapolis incorporates all of those things, [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Community In the News

Friends turn retired bus into RV, drive across U.S. 

Posted by Kathy Graul | Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:00:00 PM
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to turn something unconventional into a house? How about a Metro Transit bus? That's exactly what a couple of friends from the Twin Cities did this summer before embarking on a journey in the [...]
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