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Bus Community In the News

Spanish classes help operators break through ‘invisible wall’ 

| Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:24:00 PM
During a recent trip on Route 21, operator Ken Peters encountered a customer who spoke limited English but needed help figuring out where to transfer downtown. Fortunately, Peters had spent the previous eight weeks studying words and phrases [...]
Bus Community Safety Shelters

On West Broadway, shelters get a steward 

| Friday, May 15, 2015 8:38:00 AM
There are a few more watchful eyes making sure transit shelters along West Broadway Avenue are staying clean and safe. The West Broadway Improvement District has adopted more than a half-dozen shelters along the North Minneapolis corridor, which [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Community

Introducing aspiring mechanics to a career in transit 

| Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM
When Tony Harmon was in high school, he knew he wanted a career that involved computers. But after graduation, he found himself working at an auto repair shop where his days were largely spent performing oil changes. After 18 [...]
Bus Bus Rapid Transit Community Safety Transit Police

Transit Police going beyond the bus in North Minneapolis 

| Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:22:00 AM
Metro Transit patrol officer Sidney Jones didn’t grow up in North Minneapolis. But when he moved here from Kansas City a decade ago he landed squarely in the middle of the community, making his home on Russell Avenue North. After experiencing [...]
Bus Community Know Your Operator

Fond memories on a final ride 

| Friday, January 9, 2015 2:40:00 PM
Paul Liddicoat was just out of high school, living at home and looking for work, when his mom, a longtime bus rider, suggested that he apply at what was then known as the Metropolitan Transit Commission. Liddicoat hadn’t considered working as an [...]
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