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Husband and wife become bus operators together 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, March 14, 2023 5:22:00 PM
Throughout their marriage, Delaneo and Takeysha Tillman marked many major firsts together. First car. First house. First business. Today, they’ll mark another first – becoming bus operators. “When we passed the test, we looked at each [...]

Indoor waiting area at Uptown Transit Station temporarily closing 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, March 14, 2023 9:40:00 AM
Our transit facilities were built to keep you comfortable while waiting. But in many locations, it has become increasingly challenging to keep up with property damage, litter, and other unwanted behaviors. We are committed to making facility [...]
In the News

Operator, supervisor, officer help save lost child 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, March 9, 2023 3:37:00 PM
On February 22, Ambrose Younge’s ability to notice something a little off made a big difference. “I saw a young child, maybe 4 to 6 years old, standing in the snow with a backpack,” Younge said. “It was a snow day, and I knew that in-person [...]

Steve Mahowald celebrates 50 years of service 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, March 3, 2023 3:21:00 PM
Today, Steve Mahowald is a senior planner, but like many folks at Metro Transit, he began his career as a bus operator. “I was driving cab for a living,” Mahowald said. “I’d commute downtown to my job on Metro Transit and that’s when my bus [...]
Bus Light Rail

Focus on workforce development brings welcome signs of progress 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 2, 2023 8:03:00 PM
From Brian Funk, Chief Operating Officer In early February, more than 150 job seekers visited our new North Loop Garage to test drive a bus, get help completing their applications, and sit down for an interview all within about an [...]
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