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Adjusting capacity limits while holding firm on COVID precautions 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, April 2, 2021 11:30:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Throughout the pandemic, Metro Transit has relied on public health guidance to determine how to deliver service while protecting our riders and our employees. Under this guidance, we have asked customers [...]

“Just try to be accepting”: Operator offers advice on Transgender Day of Visibility 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, March 29, 2021 8:48:00 AM
​Twenty years ago, Marissa Higgins got a round-trip plane ticket to Minneapolis hoping to access the resources she was seeking to become her true self. Higgins found what she was looking for and, with help from the University of Minnesota’s [...]

Operators thanked for being there when region, riders needed them 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:55:00 PM
Bus and train operators were celebrated on Thursday, March 18, as Metro Transit and other transit agencies celebrated Transit Driver Appreciation Day. To recognize their efforts, displays celebrating operators were up throughout the day at [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Antoine Whylly 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, March 15, 2021 2:54:00 PM
Years of service: 7 Job: Operator/ATM training Lives: Forest Lake Garage: East Metro How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? In 2009, I graduated with a business [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Jon Christopherson, commuter rail mechanic 

| Sunday, March 14, 2021 10:01:00 AM
Lives: Monticello Township Years of service: 12 Family: Wife, four adult sons and three grandchildren. How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? I had been through a series of layoffs from Northwest Airlines in 2005 [...]
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