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Good Question: How do I become a bus operator? 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, February 4, 2019 3:55:00 PM
Contrary to what some might think, it’s not easy to become a Metro Transit bus operator. There’s a lot of technical information and processes to learn – but don’t worry – we offer help to anyone who asks for it. From the moment you express [...]
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Icy conditions present unique, rare challenge 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 4, 2019 1:25:00 PM
Winter weather is nothing new to our region, or to Metro Transit. So when snow or ice arrives, we know how to respond. There are times, though, when conditions present unavoidable challenges. Such was the case on Monday morning, when freezing [...]
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‘Amazing’ efforts allow service to continue through historic cold 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:37:00 PM
The coldest weather in decades brought its share of challenges this week, but those who needed to travel still found buses and trains operating largely on time. The biggest impacts were felt along the Blue Line, where crews responded to cracks in [...]
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Service changes boost ridership to St. Louis Park’s West End 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:23:00 PM
When Chris Kaukis needs to get to work, he walks out of his downtown Minneapolis condo, crosses the street and hops on a Route 645 bus. In less than 15 minutes, he’s arrived at his office in St. Louis Park’s West End, a growing commercial and [...]
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Fleet plan calls for gradual addition of electric buses 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, December 10, 2018 4:30:00 PM
Electric buses will be gradually added to Metro Transit's bus fleet over the coming years under a plan presented this week to the Metropolitan Council. The plan will begin going into effect next year, when Metro Transit starts the process of [...]
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