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7 Reasons to be Bus Operator instead of a Truck Driver 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:45:00 PM
Both jobs require a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and operate large vehicles, but here’s a few reasons why bus operations might be a better fit than truck driving for some people. Work + Life Balance Most trucking jobs require long [...]
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Light rail, Bus Rapid Transit lines set annual ridership records 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 11, 2019 1:00:00 PM
It was another record-setting year for Metro Transit’s light rail and Bus Rapid Transit lines. The Green Line, Blue Line and A Line each saw their highest annual ridership ever in 2018, breaking records that were set just a year [...]
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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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