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Apprentice program recognizes skills, builds community   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 2, 2023 1:34:00 PM
Being a bus operator – especially in snowy Minnesota – takes a lot of skill. To recognize individuals who master the craft, newly hired Metro Transit bus operators can elect to earn a journeyworker certificate through the Bus Operator [...]
Bus Light Rail

Focus on workforce development brings welcome signs of progress 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 2, 2023 8:03:00 PM
From Brian Funk, Chief Operating Officer In early February, more than 150 job seekers visited our new North Loop Garage to test drive a bus, get help completing their applications, and sit down for an interview all within about an [...]
Bus Shelters

New guidelines provide 'starting place' for bus stop accessibility improvements 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, January 2, 2023 6:26:00 AM
Metro Transit is on a mission to create better bus stops – and that means ensuring they can be used by anyone. To support ongoing accessibility improvements, staff visited more than 900 bus stops to begin gathering data about existing [...]
Bus D Line

METRO D Line brings more reliable, faster service between Brooklyn Center, Bloomington 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:09:00 AM
Metro Transit and project partners today, December 3, celebrated the opening of the METRO D Line, a new Bus Rapid Transit line that largely replaces Route 5, the state’s busiest bus route. The 18-mile D Line operates between transit [...]
Bus Good Question Service Changes

Good Question: Why is service being reduced in December?   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:51:00 AM
In November, more than 90 people attended hiring events to apply and interview for bus operator positions – the most activity we’ve seen at events like these in more than two years.  This is a hopeful sign that interest in becoming a bus [...]
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