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Posts in Category: Bus Maintenance

Bus Bus Maintenance Equity

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 [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance

Technician training program gets national recognition 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:11:00 PM
The Metro Transit Technician Training Program was celebrated as an industry-leading workforce development program this week. The recognition came in the form of a Model Program award from the National Transit Institute, a Rutgers University-based [...]
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Aspiring Mechanic-Technicians build skills, confidence 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, August 1, 2016 12:10:00 PM
Jason Johnson was newly-unemployed, discouraged and facing an uncertain future when he walked into Urban Ventures’ Minneapolis offices looking for help finding a new job. His visit came at an opportune moment: that afternoon, representatives were [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Retro Transit

Jan Homan: 40 years of service and a legacy that will last a lifetime 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:52:00 AM
The first night Jan Homan reported for work – Christmas Eve 1975 – he was asked to do nothing more than keep an eye on the new Shingle Creek bus garage. A warehouse that would eventually be home to buses, mechanics and operators was for the [...]
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