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Good Question: How do I become a bus operator? 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, February 4, 2019 3:55:00 PM
Contrary to what some might think, it’s not easy to become a Metro Transit bus operator. There’s a lot of technical information and processes to learn – but don’t worry – we offer help to anyone who asks for it. From the moment you express [...]
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Icy conditions present unique, rare challenge 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 4, 2019 1:25:00 PM
Winter weather is nothing new to our region, or to Metro Transit. So when snow or ice arrives, we know how to respond. There are times, though, when conditions present unavoidable challenges. Such was the case on Monday morning, when freezing [...]
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Good question: Why do tracks sometimes crack? 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, February 1, 2019 9:05:00 AM
Light rail vehicles weigh around 100,000 pounds each. So the steel tracks they operate on have to be sturdy and well maintained. To ensure light rail tracks are in good order, Metro Transit’s track maintainers regularly walk end-to-end looking [...]
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On/Off the Clock with Elaine Warren 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, February 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Job: Principal Administrative Specialist, Transit Police Years of Service: 5 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? After 30 years as a store alterations manager for bridal, couture and men’s and women’s clothing, the [...]
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‘Amazing’ efforts allow service to continue through historic cold 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:37:00 PM
The coldest weather in decades brought its share of challenges this week, but those who needed to travel still found buses and trains operating largely on time. The biggest impacts were felt along the Blue Line, where crews responded to cracks in [...]
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