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Finding freedom and fun by bringing kids along for the ride 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:56:00 AM
When Terry and Brian Crunk decided to move from downtown Minneapolis to Golden Valley, they didn’t want to take their 6-month-old son Finn out of his downtown daycare or deal with the stresses of commuting by car. The solution: Bring him on [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Pao Xiong 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:44:00 PM
After the Vietnam War ended, an eight-year-old Pao Xiong chose to immigrate from Laos to the United States. “It was a courageous decision to take that jump by myself,” Xiong said. “The older community members were telling me, ‘Don’t go. You don’t [...]

Long-serving planners, operator recognized for their service 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:23:00 PM
Four long-serving Metro Transit employees were recognized for their contributions by the Minnesota Public Transit Association (MPTA) this week. The recognition came at MPTA's annual awards banquet, held Wednesday in St. Paul. Operator Theresa [...]
C Line

Challenges don’t change our commitment to electric buses 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:51:00 PM
There’s a certain amount of uncertainty that comes with trying something new – like using some of the country’s first 60-foot electric buses. But facing the unknown and accepting that things may not always go as planned is necessary to [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Theodis Turner 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:03:00 AM
Theodis as his rap alter-ego, "Juice G" in a music video for the song, "SKOL." Lives: South St. Paul Job: Bus Operator Years of Service: 6 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? Growing up, I split my time [...]
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