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Bus Fares

Safeguards allow for return of front-door boarding on August 1 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 24, 2020 7:45:00 AM
Customers encouraged to purchase fares using Go-To Cards, Metro Transit App Metro Transit customers will resume boarding buses through the front door on Saturday, Aug. 1. Onboard fare collection will also resume on August 1. In response [...]
Bus COVID-19

Temporary shields being introduced to help protect operators 

| Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:47:00 PM
Body Shop technicians have been asked to come up with creative solutions more than once since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Their latest invention: Temporary shields, fashioned largely from recycled bus parts, that will help safeguard operators [...]
Bus COVID-19

Pandemic leads new operators to get their start online 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:35:00 PM
Instructor Denny Johnson has spent the past 20 years leading in-person classes. This week, he’s introducing another group of new bus operators to the job. But there’s one big difference: Johnson is alone in an office, and the 10 new hires [...]
Bus COVID-19 METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul

Resuming service with renewed commitment to community  

| Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:29:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Words cannot capture the pain caused by George Floyd’s horrific and senseless death. The destruction of community resources and local businesses added to that pain. As General Manager, I want to assure [...]
Bus COVID-19 In This Together

In this Together: Amy Ferman 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, May 8, 2020 3:56:00 PM
Across the organization, Metro Transit employees’ work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In These Together" Q&As illustrate how employees are adapting both on and off the clock. Read more interviews here. Amy Ferman, [...]
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