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Operators find a lot to like in new apprentice program 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:35:00 PM
When Lee Estis began as a bus operator in 2013, he frequently turned to peers with more experience for advice. One particularly useful insight – “When all else fails, just stop the darn bus and think about what you’re doing” – has come into [...]

Redesigned website focused on trip planning, simplicity 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:26:00 PM
In most cases, visitors to Metro Transit’s website have already decided they want to ride. That’s why Metro Transit’s newly redesigned website puts trip planning, real-time information and service updates front and center. The new design will go [...]

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Billy Le 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, November 11, 2019 2:45:00 PM
Lives: Richfield Job: Schedule Technician Years of service: 6 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? After earning a degree in civil engineering, I entered the job market during the Great Recession. I found [...]

Signal improvements help trains get out of town 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, November 11, 2019 2:40:00 PM
Metro Transit and City of Minneapolis staff, gathered here at the Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station, have collaborated on rail signal improvements that are helping light rail trains get out of downtown faster. From left to right are, [...]

Snow removal pros' goal this winter: collaboration 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, November 11, 2019 1:55:00 PM
Metro Transit hosted snow removal managers from across the region in October. The goal: develop a more coordinated approach to one of winter’s biggest challenges – keeping bus stops, roads and sidewalks clear of snow and ice. Representatives [...]
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