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A data-driven approach to social distancing 

| Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:10:00 PM
From Joey Reid, Senior Data Scientist Transit Vitals Although there are many reasons we operate transit, the health of a transit system is often measured in ridership. Even before the first COVID-19 cases were detected in Minnesota, I started [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Mark Ogburn 

| Monday, June 29, 2020 1:03:00 PM
Job: Bus Operator Years of service: 11 How did you come to work at Metro Transit? In 2008, I entered the workforce during the Great Recession. After working a bunch of seasonal part-time jobs at big box stores, in customer service or [...]
COVID-19 In This Together

In This Together: Linnae Nelson-Seys, Workforce Development 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, June 26, 2020 2:48:00 PM
​ Across the organization, Metro Transit employees’ work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In These Together" Q&As illustrate how employees are adapting both on and off the clock. Read more interviews here. Linnae [...]
Bus COVID-19

Pandemic leads new operators to get their start online 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:35:00 PM
Instructor Denny Johnson has spent the past 20 years leading in-person classes. This week, he’s introducing another group of new bus operators to the job. But there’s one big difference: Johnson is alone in an office, and the 10 new hires [...]

Metro Transit employees building community on and off the clock 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:30:00 PM
At work, Metro Transit employees serve their community by getting people where they need to go. But many also give back in other ways, and have taken actions to help the community recover in the wake of property loss and unrest. Here are three [...]
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