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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Lee Estis 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, April 21, 2023 8:00:00 AM
Just about everywhere he goes, people recognize Lee Estis. As one of the bus operators promoting operator hiring on billboards across the metro, it’s not hard to see why. “I’m transit famous now,” Estis joked. “People come up to me at the [...]
Career Tracks

Career Tracks: Awbre Henry, Warranty Supervisor 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:19:00 PM
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. Read more on the [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Keith Hendrickson, Real Time Information Specialist 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, April 14, 2023 2:53:00 PM
How do you get around using transit? I live about a 10-minute walk from the Blue Line’s 38th Street Station, so I primarily use light rail to get to and from work at the police department. I can also use routes 22, 23 or the D Line, and [...]

As police chief, ready to learn, partner and grow   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, April 11, 2023 9:11:00 AM
From Police Chief Ernest Morales III When I was young, I wanted to accomplish two things in life – to become a professional boxer and a police officer.    I’ve been blessed to achieve both goals, winning my one-and-only professional bout [...]
Light Rail

Light rail helper: 'This is the most fulfilled I've ever felt' 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 30, 2023 8:47:00 PM
When Blue Line trains pull into the Mall of America, Tyler Lewis is there. As a light rail helper, Lewis walks through each train that comes in to pick up litter and tend to other on-board messes between trips. The work might sound a little [...]
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