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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 [...]

Women’s Month: Celebrating the next class of mechanics 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, March 1, 2023 3:11:00 PM
Currently, Metro Transit has 6 women working as mechanics. Here’s four women who are working to become a mechanic through a new state-registered apprenticeship program. The three-year program kicked off about three months ago. Anna Blake [...]
Transit Police

Newest Metro Transit police officer ready to be there for those who need it 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, February 28, 2023 9:16:00 PM
Metro Transit’s newest police officer is still getting used to patrolling the Blue Line late into the night alongside a field training officer. But it’s a job she’s been preparing for her almost her entire life. Growing up in Saint Paul, Gina [...]
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Winter weather brings out the best 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 23, 2023 9:05:00 PM
It’s not often we suggest people limit their travel. Thank you to those who played it safe and helped us do our job serving people who really needed it. Those who rode it out with us had some kind things to say, too. A sampling of what we [...]
Metro Transit micro

Metro Transit micro service area set to expand 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:38:00 AM
In the months after Metro Transit micro opened, driver Yassin became pretty familiar with regular riders who used the on-demand service to get to school, work and appointments. Lately, he's been meeting a lot of new people. “I used to know [...]
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