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Resuming service with renewed commitment to community  

| Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:29:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Words cannot capture the pain caused by George Floyd’s horrific and senseless death. The destruction of community resources and local businesses added to that pain. As General Manager, I want to assure [...]
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Electricians find a permanent fix to a perennial problem 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:46:00 PM
In late-2018, frustrated by repeatedly repairing on-demand heaters customers use while waiting for a bus or train on cold days, Electrician Jim Davis came up with an idea. What would happen, he thought, if the heat-creating bulbs, frequently [...]
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Technician training program creates careers, pride 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Monday, August 5, 2019 11:59:00 AM
Chapman Templer, Toua Yang and Chee Vang might still be working at lower-paying jobs without advancement opportunities had they not enrolled three years ago in a paid on-the-job training program to become light rail train technicians. They [...]
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Partners share Metro Transit Police Department's Officer of the Year honors  

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:14:00 PM
As partners, police officers Michael Affeldt and Joseph Carchedi spend so much time together their peers refer to them jointly as “Affeldt and Carchedi.” And now they share something in addition to a name and a beat. Affeldt and Carchedi were [...]
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Employees recall opening days of Metro Transit’s rail lines 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:14:00 AM
To hear John MacQueen tell it, the METRO Blue Line’s June 26, 2004, opening was hardly a sure success. “One of the strangest things was nothing worked well, except the day before we opened,” said MacQueen, the Blue Line’s first rail transit [...]
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