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Behind the Badge Transit Police

Behind the Badge: Officer Scott Tinucci 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 21, 2023 9:23:00 AM
Please tell us a little about your background. My parents are from Saint Paul, and I grew up in Cottage Grove. Because I come from a large Italian family, we spent a lot of time in what was then known as Little Italy. Growing up, I was [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Xia Yang 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, July 13, 2023 9:58:00 AM
In 1968, Xia Yang was born in a warzone in Laos. Today, he can be seen around the Twin Cities on Metro Transit billboards. “Some people forget how good they have it here,” Yang said. “I remember to appreciate what I have.” His journey [...]
Behind the Badge

Behind the Badge: Police Officer Tenzin Dongag 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, June 5, 2023 6:19:00 AM
Please tell us a little bit about your background My parents are from Tibet. After Tibet was invaded by China in 1959, they escaped to India where I was born. I grew up in a boarding school there before I came to St. Paul when I was 7 or 8 [...]
Where I'm From

Where I’m From: David K. Barnhart, assistant transportation manager 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, June 2, 2023 9:05:00 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. Read more stories here. Please [...]
Service Changes

June service changes are an encouraging turning point  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, June 2, 2023 8:36:00 AM
From Director of Service Development, Adam Harrington For the last two years, we’ve been unable to offer as much service as we’d like because of an ongoing operator shortage.   But recent hiring success will allow us to make some targeted [...]
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