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“Become the woman you are proud of” 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:27:00 PM
Clockwise from top left: Rail Supervisor Carri Sampson-Spande, LRT Helper Aida Mohamed, and Jennifer Schultz, on assignment as a Rail Supervisor as part of a career development program, Train Operator Beth DeSalguero, Public Facilities Worker [...]
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Good Question: How are buses and trains cleaned? 

| Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:42:00 PM
With thousands of passengers boarding each day, keeping buses and trains clean is a constant task. In fact, Metro Transit has nearly 100 employees who devote all or part of their time to sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and otherwise tidying up [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Tamica Washington 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, February 28, 2020 7:55:00 AM
In 1990, Tamica Washington became an operator by accident. While supporting a friend applying to become a bus operator by going to a hiring event, she was told that she couldn’t stay unless she was applying. So, on a whim, she filled out an [...]
Know Your Operator

Know your operator: Barkon Greaves 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:03:00 PM
On any given Sunday, Barkon Greaves drives a bus – not for Metro Transit, but for his church. “I pick up the old people who can’t get there,” Greaves said. “I try to help out as much as I can.” For someone who walked about 800 miles to [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Carri Sampson-Spande 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:42:00 PM
Job: Rail Transit Supervisor Years of Service: 18 months How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? After studying sociology and political science, I started working at Alpha Human Services, a Minneapolis-based [...]
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