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Transit has a role in supporting a healthier community 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:45:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Throughout the pandemic, we've done our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 while getting people where they need to go. And today, we are doing our part to bring the pandemic to an end. Metro Transit [...]
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Group recognizes staff for their leadership, efforts to support women in transportation 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:28:00 PM
Three Metro Transit staffers were recognized this week by a group that seeks to expand access for women working in transportation. At a virtual awards program on Thursday, April 29, WTS Minnesota honored: Amina Wolf, Transportation [...]

At work and at home, Metro Transit staff doing their part to protect the environment 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:07:00 AM
As an organization, Metro Transit has taken several steps to deepen its commitment to sustainability. Over the past several years, nearly all the lights at support and public facilities have been converted to energy-efficient LEDs. Through [...]
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Buses as mobile vaccine units 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:53:00 PM
Following a trial run to solidify the design, the first two of six Metro Transit buses are out in the community serving as mobile vaccine units. These buses may operate statewide out of regional hubs to provide vaccine access for hard to [...]

Know Your Operator: Lahcen Oujani, Heywood Garage  

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, April 16, 2021 2:02:00 PM
In his early 20s, Lahcen Oujani (Lah-sen Oo-joo-knee) applied for the visa lottery and then returned to his daily life in Fez, Morocco. In the late 90s, he was surprised to receive news he could immigrate to the United States. “It feels [...]
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