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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Duane Moore 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, January 13, 2022 8:00:00 AM
As a young man working at a local grocery store, Duane Moore had had enough of working long hours on his feet all day. He came across an advertisement for drivers at Metro Transit and applied. Today, he helps train other operators. But like [...]
Transit Information

Smaller, solar-powered real-time signs being tested at select bus stops  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:37:00 PM
A new transit information tool – one that looks a lot like the devices people use to read e-books – is being tested at a few busy bus stops. The tablet-sized displays, attached to the poles holding bus stop signs, provide real-time departure [...]
Career Tracks

Career Tracks: Ben Novak, light rail vehicle maintenance training supervisor 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:20:00 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. To learn more [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Tim Kizer, Transit Control Center Supervisor  

Posted by Lindsey Geyer | Monday, December 27, 2021 9:37:00 PM
Lives: North Metro Years of Service: 7 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? Before coming to transit, I worked at Anoka County as a 911 dispatcher, spent five years in private security for different [...]
Transit Police

Officers, civilians recognized at annual police awards  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Sunday, December 12, 2021 8:54:00 PM
Sgt. Kelly Franco, the Metro Transit Police Department's 2020 Officer of the Year, at Union Depot Station. Over the past two years, Metro Transit police have put in long hours, confronted the risks of COVID-19, and responded to calls for [...]
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