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Wayfinding pilot launches at Mall of America Transit Center 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, June 16, 2022 9:00:00 AM
Customers at the Mall of America Transit Center will be the first in the region to test wayfinding improvements. As they arrive, customers will be greeted by new pavement markings, column wraps, and kiosks at key locations around the [...]

Behind the Juneteenth bus art: Leeya Rose Jackson 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, June 15, 2022 6:57:00 PM
Leeya Rose Jackson is a local artist who moved here from Detroit, Mich., and now lives in North Minneapolis. She’s responsible for the Juneteenth art featured on the side of Metro Transit buses. We asked her about her art, its meaning, and her [...]
Light Rail Safety Safety and Security Action Plan Transit Police

Cameras provide real-time look into light rail vehicles 

| Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:23:00 AM
When a passenger was assaulted on a light rail vehicle this spring, it didn’t take long for supervisors in Metro Transit’s Rail Control Center to hear about it – or see it. Alerted by the train operator, rail supervisors pulled up live video [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Jody Salen, Program Technical Specialist - Commuter Rail 

| Tuesday, June 14, 2022 5:42:00 AM
Lives: Albertville Years of service:13 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? During the Great Recession, I was among those laid off at The Opus Group, a design-build company in Minnetonka, where I was a project [...]
Career Tracks

Career Tracks: Assistant Transportation Manager Mike Moe 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, June 10, 2022 12:49:00 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 [...]
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