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Awarding Accomplishment

Rail supervisors, operator recognized for problem-solving, quick thinking 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:08:00 AM
On Dec. 24, 2022, sub-zero temperatures wreaked havoc on light rail operations, freezing equipment and preventing trains from pulling out of the Hiawatha Operations & Maintenance Facility. At the same time, several light rail vehicles became [...]
Career Tracks

Career Tracks: Kou Xiong, Public Facilities Maintenance Supervisor 

| Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:02:00 AM
Many people who work at Metro Transit take on new responsibilities and roles throughout their careers. Career Tracks highlights the paths employees have taken to their latest assignment and where they see themselves going next. Read more on the [...]
Know Your Operator

Know your operator: Leah Ham 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, January 20, 2023 8:00:00 AM
After 20 years of working in the print industry, Leah Ham needed to find a new career. “I took an interest inventory and it said I’d be interested in trains,” Ham said. “So, I thought that I should look at Metro Transit.” She’s ridden [...]

Metro Transit tattoo helps son remember father 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, January 12, 2023 1:02:00 PM
A Metro Transit tattoo helps Jarrett Ballard not only remember his father but also connect with others. “I used to ride the bus with him as a kid – those old red buses and green uniforms,” Ballard said. “Just by riding with him and seeing him [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Operator David Dieken 

| Saturday, January 7, 2023 2:11:00 PM
How We Roll celebrates Metro Transit employees who regularly ride transit and other forms of sustainable transportation. Read more How We Roll Q&As here. How do you get to work? A couple years ago, I transferred to Heywood Garage so [...]
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