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Born in Twin Cities, Bus Roadeo becomes enduring tradition 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, September 13, 2019 12:42:00 PM
Bus operators who compete in Metro Transit's Bus Roadeo are continuing a tradition that began with a simple idea nearly a half-century earlier. Mike Hughes became a bus operator for what was then known as the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) [...]
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Sarah Gibson claims Rail Rodeo crown with calm demeanor 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:42:00 PM
Train Operator Sarah Gibson’s laid-back approach won her Metro Transit’s Rail Rodeo crown last Saturday. “I really didn’t do much to prepare. This is what I’ve been doing for five years now so operating a train is almost second nature, and [...]
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New transit police officers speak many languages, share desire to be role models 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Friday, December 21, 2018 11:15:00 AM
Growing up in Cambodia, Soonem Teng’s family fled their home several times to escape raids by the Khmer Rouge. That experience helped point Teng toward a career in law enforcement. On Thursday, he was among 16 new officers sworn in by the Metro [...]
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Repeat Roadeo champ earns another title 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM
The sleeve of Jack Berner’s grey Metro Transit sweater is already home to an impressive collection of blue chevrons commemorating each of his 13 Bus Roadeo wins. And now he has one more. After earning a near-perfect score, Berner was named the [...]
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Super Bowl Security efforts gain national acclaim 

| Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:20:00 PM
Efforts to safely transport thousands of Super Bowl fans were recognized last week by the American Public Transportation Association. APTA presented Metro Transit with a Gold Award for Rail Security on Sunday during an awards ceremony in Denver, [...]
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