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Safety

Moving together toward a safer transit system  

| Wednesday, June 22, 2022 9:10:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra and Interim Chief Rick Grates This week, we took an important step forward in our effort to create a safer and more welcoming transit system for our riders, our employees, and the communities we serve. The [...]
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New cameras will improve light rail security, service 

| Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:23:00 AM
Metro Transit will soon have a much better picture of what’s happening inside light rail vehicles. Four high-resolution cameras offering 360-degree views will be installed inside the passenger areas of all 91 light rail vehicles this year, [...]
Bus Safety

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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