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METRO Green Line Shelters St. Paul

Ambassador program makes its mark in downtown St. Paul 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:26:00 PM
Keeping busy boarding areas clean isn’t always easy. But a pilot program initiated by a group of downtown St. Paul business owners shows the dramatic impact that can be made when a small group of individuals is hired to pick up litter, remove [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Michael Mechtenberg 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, September 27, 2019 10:50:00 AM
“How We Roll​” celebrates Metro Transit employees who commute and travel to many other destinations using transit or by biking, walking or carpooling. Michael Mechtenberg, Program Manager-Speed & Reliability How do you get to [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Nikolay Mshar 

| Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:28:00 PM
After moving from Belarus to the United States, Nikolay Mshar noticed a lot more people walking around with smiles. Soon, he started wearing one himself. “In Belarus, I drove buses like I do here,” Mshar said. “The only difference is that here [...]
Transit Police

Police, military experience guide new chief, Eddie Frizell 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:28:00 PM
Metro Transit Police Chief Eddie Frizell has a rich law enforcement and military background. Before joining Metro Transit in August, he spent 26 years with the Minneapolis Police Department. There, he filled numerous roles, including deputy chief [...]
Bus Safety

Born in Twin Cities, Bus Roadeo becomes enduring tradition 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, September 13, 2019 12:42:00 PM
Bus operators who compete in Metro Transit's Bus Roadeo are continuing a tradition that began with a simple idea nearly a half-century earlier. Mike Hughes became a bus operator for what was then known as the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) [...]
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