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Appreciation for transit workers runs around the clock 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:45:00 PM
Transit is a 24/7/365 operation. So, in celebration of Transit Employee Appreciation Day, we’re shining a light on just a few of the nearly 2,900 transit workers who keep our region moving all day and all night, every day of the year. Inspired [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Jamison Swift, Senior Manager, Business Technology 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 8, 2024 8:25:00 AM
How do you get to work? Living in Fridley, I have a couple different ways to get to work. My preference is to use my bike and/or the Northstar train. I live under two miles away from the Fridley Station and so depending on weather, timing, or [...]

Labor agreement increases wages for transit workers 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 29, 2024 8:27:00 PM
The Metropolitan Council this week approved a labor agreement with the ATU Local 1005 that increases wages for frontline transit workers. The ATU Local 1005 represents more than 2,000 bus and train operators, technicians, public facility [...]

Rooftop solar panels keeping the light on at bus shelters 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, February 28, 2024 9:53:00 PM
Have you noticed solar panels on the top of some of our shelters? Since 2022, these roof-mounted solar panels have been used to keep the lights on at 19 shelter locations in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis, and Saint [...]
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Leukemia diagnosis, love of transit lead mother-daughter to Adopt-A-Stop program 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, February 28, 2024 9:42:00 PM
People have a lot of reasons for adopting bus stops and light rail stations through the Adopt-A-Stop program. For Keshawn Williams and her daughter Josephine, the inspiration came from an unlikely place – a leukemia diagnosis that [...]
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