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Know Your Operator

Know your operator: Maria Flores 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, May 3, 2023 10:58:00 AM
As a single mother of two, Maria Flores needed a stable career with good pay and benefits – and one that was a little less stressful than working in a homeless shelter. “I like helping people,” Flores said. “But working with the homeless is [...]

Ridership recovery continues in 2023 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, April 24, 2023 12:41:00 PM
Here’s some encouraging news: Ridership has increased nearly 21% over last year. Nearly 10.2 million rides were provided through the end of the first quarter, continuing the gradual ridership recovery that began in late 2020. In March, there [...]
Go Green

At Metro Transit, every day is Earth Day!  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, April 21, 2023 10:46:00 AM
As Minnesota’s largest transit provider, we are helping the state reach its emissions reduction goal largely by providing people ways to get around without using a personal vehicle. But we are also making progress in other areas, including [...]
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 [...]
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