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Bus COVID-19

Pandemic leads new operators to get their start online 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:35:00 PM
Instructor Denny Johnson has spent the past 20 years leading in-person classes. This week, he’s introducing another group of new bus operators to the job. But there’s one big difference: Johnson is alone in an office, and the 10 new hires [...]
Bus COVID-19 METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul

Resuming service with renewed commitment to community  

| Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:29:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Words cannot capture the pain caused by George Floyd’s horrific and senseless death. The destruction of community resources and local businesses added to that pain. As General Manager, I want to assure [...]
Bus COVID-19 In This Together

In this Together: Amy Ferman 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, May 8, 2020 3:56:00 PM
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. Amy Ferman, [...]
B Line Bus Bus Rapid Transit Car-Sharing D Line Minneapolis

Community invited to take new look at Chicago-Lake Transit Center 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:29:00 PM
Community members and a nationally acclaimed design firm are being invited to help imagine the next chapter for the Chicago-Lake Transit Center, one of the busiest boarding locations in the Twin Cities.​ The 13-year-old transit center, just [...]
Bus Light Rail

Good Question: How are buses and trains cleaned? 

| Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:42:00 PM
With thousands of passengers boarding each day, keeping buses and trains clean is a constant task. In fact, Metro Transit has nearly 100 employees who devote all or part of their time to sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and otherwise tidying up [...]
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