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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 [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Ismail Jama 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:55:00 AM
Growing up in Toronto, Ismail Jama often got around using the city’s subway and streetcar networks. So when he moved to Minneapolis as an adult, he was naturally intrigued at the prospect of becoming a train operator at Metro Transit. To give [...]
Bus

Responsibly evolving towards electric buses 

| Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:59:00 PM
With each responsible step forward, Metro Transit continues to learn more about electric buses while maintaining reliable daily operations across the region. “We’re proud to be earlier adopters of electric bus technology with our C Line 60’ [...]
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