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Bus Know Your Operator

Know your Operator: John Brown, East Metro 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:18:00 PM
Years of Service: 5 Garage: East Metro Lives: Woodbury Family: Wife, three kids, and two grandchildren After 27 years working at a big box grocery store, John Brown decided it was time for a change. He had a degree as a diesel [...]

To maintain safety, we must build trust and build our team 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:27:00 AM
From Police Chief Eddie Frizell To maintain a safe and secure transit system, we must have community trust, strong partnerships, and a sincere commitment to listening and learning. We also need to have the right people in the right [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line

Despite challenges, public facility workers endure, empathize 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:17:00 AM
Julie Mickus isn’t easily rattled. And at 64, the former bus operator and mother says she tries to start each day by letting go of whatever may have upset her the day before. Her ability to stay positive has been especially helpful over the [...]
Bus COVID-19 Express Bus From the GM

Service changes are another step forward in our effort to serve you better 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 7:58:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Since the start of the pandemic, many of our commuter-oriented routes have been suspended or offered fewer trips than usual. Today, as more people begin returning to their offices, we are preparing to [...]
Where I'm From

Where I’m From: Ahmed Dualeh, Police Officer 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 1, 2021 8:44:00 AM
Metro Transit employees come from many cultures and backgrounds. To celebrate this diversity, employees who are proud to share their heritage and identity will be regularly featured on the Riders' Almanac blog. This Q&A commemorates Somali [...]
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