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Despite challenges, public facility workers endure, empathize 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:17:00 AM
Julie Mickus isn’t easily rattled. And at 64, the former bus operator and mother says she tries to start each day by letting go of whatever may have upset her the day before. Her ability to stay positive has been especially helpful over the [...]
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Service changes are another step forward in our effort to serve you better 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 7:58:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Since the start of the pandemic, many of our commuter-oriented routes have been suspended or offered fewer trips than usual. Today, as more people begin returning to their offices, we are preparing to [...]
Where I'm From

Where I’m From: Ahmed Dualeh, Police Officer 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 1, 2021 8:44:00 AM
Metro Transit employees come from many cultures and backgrounds. To celebrate this diversity, employees who are proud to share their heritage and identity will be regularly featured on the Riders' Almanac blog. This Q&A commemorates Somali [...]
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On the Clock/Off the Clock: Susan Mitchell 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, June 29, 2021 9:28:00 AM
Lives: Eagan, MN Job: Bus Operator Garage: South Years of service: 15 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? After 15 years of being a nursing assistant, I noticed former coworkers driving the Metro Transit bus I [...]
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Metro Transit awarded $4.2 million for electric buses 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, June 28, 2021 1:29:00 PM
Inside Heywood Garage, General Manager Wes Kooistra and Acting Chief of Operations Brian Funk discussed the features of this long range 40-foot electric bus with a representative from grant partner Proterra. Recently, Metro Transit was awarded [...]
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