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Fleet plan calls for gradual addition of electric buses 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, December 10, 2018 4:30:00 PM
Electric buses will be gradually added to Metro Transit's bus fleet over the coming years under a plan presented this week to the Metropolitan Council. The plan will begin going into effect next year, when Metro Transit starts the process of [...]
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Aspiring technicians ready for next step 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, October 24, 2018 11:09:00 AM
A group of 17 aspiring technicians were celebrated last week as they prepared to take the next step toward full-time roles in Bus Maintenance. The recognition was the latest benchmark for the Metro Transit Technician Training Program, which [...]
Bus Maintenance

Mid-life maintenance prolongs buses longevity 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:09:00 AM
The Overhaul Base team, from Left to Right: Back Row, Ken Hislop, Jake Widgren, Bob Henrich, Paul Swanson. Middle Row: Mark Bohlke, David Pizza, Steve Book, Jim Biesemeier, Marty Hauge, Anthony Zessman (Supervisor). Front Row: Bob Lemay, Mike [...]
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Prospective technicians welcomed, challenged to show ‘grit’ 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:41:00 AM
Wearing an oil-stained florescent jacket, Ravie Sawh stood before a group of 50 job seekers and their supporters at Metro Transit's Overhaul Base last week. The group was assembled to hear what their futures could look like as the newest [...]
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Fareboxes stay the same, but new challenges arise 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 7, 2017 3:16:00 PM
Metro Transit has been using the same fareboxes for nearly a quarter-century. But even after more than 20 years of keeping them in shape, Lead Revenue Mechanic Technician Tim Maloy says his job is as interesting as ever. “It’s a little strange [...]
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