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Bus COVID-19 Express Bus From the GM

Service changes are another step forward in our effort to serve you better 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 7:58:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Since the start of the pandemic, many of our commuter-oriented routes have been suspended or offered fewer trips than usual. Today, as more people begin returning to their offices, we are preparing to [...]
Bus On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Susan Mitchell 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, June 29, 2021 9:28:00 AM
Lives: Eagan, MN Job: Bus Operator Garage: South Years of service: 15 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? After 15 years of being a nursing assistant, I noticed former coworkers driving the Metro Transit bus I [...]

Metro Transit awarded $4.2 million for electric buses 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, June 28, 2021 1:29:00 PM
Inside Heywood Garage, General Manager Wes Kooistra and Acting Chief of Operations Brian Funk discussed the features of this long range 40-foot electric bus with a representative from grant partner Proterra. Recently, Metro Transit was awarded [...]
Bus Career Tracks

Career Tracks: Dorothy Maki, Instructor 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 10:43:00 AM
Many people who work at Metro Transit take on new responsibilities and roles throughout their careers. Career Tracks highlights the paths employees have taken to their latest assignment and where they see themselves going next. To learn more [...]

Father-son duo train to be operators together 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:04:00 AM
In 1977, German Gonzalez Sr. immigrated to Minnesota from Mascota, Mexico seeking opportunity. He immediately found multiple part-time jobs as a school bus driver and carpenter. As the years progressed, however, work became intermittent and [...]
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