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Posts in Category: Safety

Bus In the News Know Your Operator Safety

Star Tribune: Driver Jerry Olson honored for dozens of awards 

| Friday, June 07, 2013 2:12:00 PM

"Metro Transit’s most celebrated driver has never lived up to his nickname, “Crash.” And for that, he was honored Thursday. Jerry Olson was recognized by Metro Transit for having earned 25 Outstanding Operator Awards and 39 consecutive Safe Operator Awards; he’s the first to achieve the latter feat..."

> Read the Star Tribune's report on Jerry Olson and Metro Transit's Outstanding Operator awards

> Star Tribune: Metro Transit drivers get their due

> Read more about Metro Transit employees who have served for more than 30 years

In the News Safety Transit Police

MTPD featured in Minnesota Police Journal cover story  

| Monday, April 01, 2013 1:48:00 PM

Metro Transit Ploice Department featured in Minnesota Police Journal

The Winter 2013 edition of Minnesota Police Journal features a cover story about the Metro Transit Police Department. Written by Chief John Harrington, the comprehensive three-page article is available at as a PDF document.

The article is reprinted courtesy of Minnesota Police Journal - the official publication of The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MMPOA). The MMPOA is the largest association representing police officers in Minnesota and its members include rank and file municipal police officers, county deputy sheriffs and peace officers employed by the State of Minnesota.

Bus Light Rail Promotions Safety

More than a Million Miller Free (and safe) rides 

| Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Miller Lite sponsors free Metro Transit rides during St. Patrick's Day.

Customers took 39,077 “Miller Free Rides” on Metro Transit buses and trains on March 16 in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. This pushes the all-time total number of rides taken in the Twin Cities during St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations to 1,029,847. Now in its 16th year, Miller Coors Brewing Company provides funding for this community service partnership. 

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