Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:51:00 PM
Mike Miller was studying electronics when he paid his first visit to the newly-opened Como-Harriet Streetcar Line in south Minneapolis.
Immediately intrigued, he began working alongside volunteers committed to keeping Streetcar No. 1300, a [...]
Monday, June 6, 2016 4:15:00 PM
Silas “Sy” Sharp never shied away from work.
After serving in the Korean War, he spent his days as a heavy equipment operator with the City of Minneapolis and his nights at the Minneapolis Athletic Club, full-time jobs that took 16 hours of his [...]
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:52:00 AM
The first night Jan Homan reported for work – Christmas Eve 1975 – he was asked to do nothing more than keep an eye on the new Shingle Creek bus garage.
A warehouse that would eventually be home to buses, mechanics and operators was for the [...]
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:43:00 PM
When Sheila Miller began working as a bus operator in 1977, she thought it would be a temporary stay that would hold her over as she decided on a career path. When she discovered she liked the job, the short-term plan turned into a 20-year tenure [...]
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3:50:00 PM
Aaron Isaacs worked at Metro Transit from 1973 to 2006. A historian with the Minnesota Streetcar Museum, Isaacs is the co-author of Twin Cities by Trolley and author of Twin Ports by Trolley, which will be released in September. Isaacs also edits [...]