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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Jesus Llamas 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:41:00 AM
When Jesus Llamas started as a part time bus operator, he saw it as a job that would the bills while he sought a college degree from 2017 to 2020. “I originally wanted to work in law enforcement,” Llamas said. “But after working in the field, [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Michael Heuchert, assistant transportation manager 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, August 5, 2022 10:36:00 AM
“How We Roll​” celebrates Metro Transit employees who commute and travel to many other destinations using transit or by biking, walking or carpooling. How do you get to and from work? My commute might sound a little complicated, but with [...]
Bus From the GM Light Rail

Service changes reflect commitment to reliability 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, August 5, 2022 10:10:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Reducing service is never easy, especially when ridership is growing and we know how helpful it would be to put more buses and trains out into the community. But to protect the reliability of our service [...]
Career Tracks

Career Tracks: Liz Hendren, rail safety officer 

| Thursday, July 28, 2022 5:59:00 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 [...]

Changes intended to make Route 22 less stop and more go 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, July 27, 2022 9:17:00 PM
Route 22 buses spend a lot of time stopping and waiting as they move, slowly, along their nearly 20-mile trip between Brooklyn Center and south Minneapolis. Changes taking effect on Saturday, Aug. 20, should help them move a little faster and [...]
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