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Bus Know Your Operator

Know your Operator: Sophia Ali 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Years of service: 7 Lives: Burnsville Garage: Nicollet Family: Husband and three kids After 10 years of waiting in a refugee camp, Sophia Ali finally arrived in the United States in 2001. “It wasn’t a welcoming time for Muslims [...]
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Latest group of certified bus operators celebrated 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:53:00 AM
Over the last week, 30 individuals were recognized for completing the Bus Operator Apprenticeship Program and becoming certified bus operators during socially distanced graduation ceremonies at the Metro Transit Police & Office [...]
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Operator springs to action after encountering a scary scene 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:50:00 AM
South Garage Operator Tony Fitzgerald, right, had just left the Cedar Grove Transit Station when he saw a vehicle in front of his Red Line bus begin to spin, crash into a snowbank and send a puff of snow into the air. As he got closer, he [...]
Bus On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Operator Tekoyia Brisco 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:02:00 PM
Lives: St. Paul Job: Operator, South Garage Years of Service: 7 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? After working jobs at the Mall of America as a young man, I decided I needed something more reliable and got [...]
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BCTC construction aims to refresh facility 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, October 16, 2020 3:19:00 PM
Improvements to one of Metro Transit's busiest boarding areas, the Brooklyn Center Transit Center, are underway. When construction is complete in early-2021, customers and staff will find new canopies, benches, ticket machines, bike racks and [...]
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