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Know Your Operator: Paul King 

| Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:45:00 PM
When a group of older female passengers began calling Operator Paul King “Goldie,” he thought it had something to do with the rings he wore. Not exactly. “I asked them where the name came from and they said they were calling me that because I had [...]
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Transit Police going beyond the bus in North Minneapolis 

| Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:22:00 AM
Metro Transit patrol officer Sidney Jones didn’t grow up in North Minneapolis. But when he moved here from Kansas City a decade ago he landed squarely in the middle of the community, making his home on Russell Avenue North. After experiencing [...]
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Fond memories on a final ride 

| Friday, January 9, 2015 2:40:00 PM
Paul Liddicoat was just out of high school, living at home and looking for work, when his mom, a longtime bus rider, suggested that he apply at what was then known as the Metropolitan Transit Commission. Liddicoat hadn’t considered working as an [...]
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2014: A historic year for Metro Transit 

| Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:16:00 PM
As we prepare to close the books on 2014, I’d like to briefly reflect on all of the incredible progress Metro Transit has made over the last 12 months. It was, in short, an incredible and historic year for our organization, our customers and our [...]
Bus Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Mary Barnd 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, December 5, 2014 12:57:00 PM
When Operator Mary Barnd picked up her first customers, she panicked. As a 17-year semi-truck driver, Barnd had developed an innate sensitivity to others entering her private driving space and was taken aback when she started training and [...]
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