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COO Vince Pellegrin retires after four decades in transit 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:39:00 AM
Growing up in southern California, Vince Pellegrin was a self-described “surfer kid” with a thing for hot rods. His first job? Pumping gas. His first car? A 1967 Ford Fairlane. But after attending the University of Southern California and [...]
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Maintenance teams exceed annual performance goals 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:30:00 PM
Heywood Mechanic Technician Dan Aasen with a rarely used tow vehicle. Metro Transit’s bus and rail maintenance departments beat annual goals that measure how frequently in-service buses and trains need to be fixed last year. Buses traveled [...]
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In This Together: Silas Sharp  

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:45:00 AM
Across the organization, Metro Transit employees’ work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In These Together" Q&As illustrate how employees are adapting both on and off the clock. Read more interviews here. Silas Sharp, [...]
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Technicians compete against each other, clock in Bus Maintenance Roadeo 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, January 24, 2020 10:41:00 AM
Getting buses ready to pull out of the garage on time means Metro Transit’s technicians are always aware of the clock. This week, a friendly competition put a group of technicians on an even more challenging timeline. Inside one of Metro [...]
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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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