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Right-place-right-time is routine, not heroic for these MTPD officers 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 18, 2022 8:53:00 AM
Officers who helped save a man in crisis and threatening to jump from the parking ramp behind them include, from left to right: Sgt. Debra Wohlferd, Ofc. Jason Newkirk, Ofc. Sarah Boltz and Ofc. Sidney Jones. Officer Jason Newkirk was on [...]

Career Tracks: Amina Wolf, acting deputy director of bus operations 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, March 4, 2022 4:19:00 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. To learn more [...]
Awarding Accomplishment

Dispatchers recognized for pandemic perseverance 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Sunday, February 27, 2022 4:05:00 PM
Terry Dolney has spent the past 25 years as a dispatcher. But nothing, he said, could have prepared him for what he and his peers have experienced since the pandemic began two years ago. At points, up to 100 of the operators Dolney works [...]

Engineers reflect on the joy of problem-solving, community building 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:21:00 PM
Engineers Week (February 21-27) is dedicated to raising public awareness of the important role engineers play in our society. We’re proud to celebrate the engineers who are helping us innovate and evolve through their work. Continue reading to learn [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Taj Kahn, South Garage 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:09:00 PM
In 1991, when Taj Kahn traveled alone to Moorhead, Minn., from New York, a fellow Pakistani student met him at the bus depot to bring him to college.     Thirty years later, he found himself transporting Afghani refugees as a bus operator [...]
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