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Mentor program expands, innovates to connect operators 

| Friday, September 18, 2020 10:33:00 AM
During an unprecedented period in recent history, this team of mentors works to connect new and experienced operators in a mentorship program aimed at helping new operators navigate being on the job. Facing many unknowns, the bus operator mentor [...]
Bus Transit Police

Special MTPD team focuses on trouble areas to address customers’ concern 

| Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:27:00 PM
Since this summer, the Transit Response Unit (TRU) team has been using data to proactively address customers’ concerns like disorderly conduct, smoking, drinking, and other inappropriate behaviors. “We are combining technological [...]
Bus

Better service, bus stops coming to Route 63 corridor  

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, August 21, 2020 2:31:00 PM
Several boarding areas are being improved along the Route 63 corridor, including the stop at Third Street East and Etna Street, left, where a new concrete pad was recently poured ahead of a shelter installation, and Third Street East and Forest [...]
Bus Fares

Safeguards allow for return of front-door boarding on August 1 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 24, 2020 7:45:00 AM
Customers encouraged to purchase fares using Go-To Cards, Metro Transit App Metro Transit customers will resume boarding buses through the front door on Saturday, Aug. 1. Onboard fare collection will also resume on August 1. In response [...]
Bus COVID-19

Temporary shields being introduced to help protect operators 

| Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:47:00 PM
Body Shop technicians have been asked to come up with creative solutions more than once since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Their latest invention: Temporary shields, fashioned largely from recycled bus parts, that will help safeguard operators [...]
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