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Bus Safety

Nelson takes Bus Roadeo title 

| Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:13:00 PM
Operator David Nelson, #69177, has been competing in the Bus Roadeo since he joined Metro Transit seven years ago. And while he participates in the annual skills competition mostly for fun, he admits he genuinely hoped to come out on top. After [...]
A Line BRT Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Theresa Collins 

| Friday, September 9, 2016 2:26:00 PM
When Theresa Collins applied to be a bus operator, buses didn’t have power steering and the hiring manager thought she’d be too small to capably maneuver the vehicle. She quickly proved otherwise. Nearly 20 years later, she’s earned a [...]
Bus In the News

Yang listed among top young transit professionals 

| Wednesday, September 7, 2016 8:55:00 AM
East Metro Assistant Transportation Manager Chang Yang has been recognized as one of the country’s top young transit professionals. Yang appears in Mass Transit magazine’s annual Top 40 Under 40 list, which celebrates transit’s “best and [...]
Bus Transit Information

More new bus stop signs installed 

| Monday, August 8, 2016 8:17:00 AM
Efforts to install new bus stop signs around the region picked back up again this month. In the latest phase of the systemwide roll-out, around 5,000 signs will be installed along nearly 30 local and express routes by the end of the year. Most of [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance

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 [...]
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