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On Off The Clock

On/Off the Clock: John Cook 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, August 19, 2019 3:08:00 PM
Lives: Wayzata Job: Project Manager of Disability for Transit Operations Years of Service: 26 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? Metro Transit is my third career. I started as a Navy SEAL in underwater [...]
Northstar On the METRO

Several Northstar stations attracting more development 

| Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:57:00 AM
​ Construction continues near the Northstar Commuter Rail Line’s Coon Rapids/Riverdale Station, where Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates is building a 180 market-rate apartment project called Lyra, and a 71 affordable apartment project called [...]

Network Next will create a compelling vision for organization, region 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, August 12, 2019 10:13:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Over the past several years, we've implemented two arterial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines, providing faster, more reliable service and a more comfortable ride to some of the region’s busiest corridors. We’ve [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Mary Capistrant 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, August 9, 2019 9:27:00 AM
Many Metro Transit employees are committed to sustainable transportation, riding the bus or train, biking or walking to work and other destinations across the region. These “How We Roll” profiles illustrate how much we have in common with our [...]
Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Minneapolis St. Paul

Technician training program creates careers, pride 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Monday, August 5, 2019 11:59:00 AM
Chapman Templer, Toua Yang and Chee Vang might still be working at lower-paying jobs without advancement opportunities had they not enrolled three years ago in a paid on-the-job training program to become light rail train technicians. They [...]
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