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Know your Operator: Sophia Ali 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Years of service: 7 Lives: Burnsville Garage: Nicollet Family: Husband and three kids After 10 years of waiting in a refugee camp, Sophia Ali finally arrived in the United States in 2001. “It wasn’t a welcoming time for Muslims [...]
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Know Your Operator: Sarah Gibson 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:59:00 PM
Since the start of the pandemic, Train Operator Sarah Gibson hasn’t been seeing as many passengers as she used to. But there are still enough familiar faces to keep her spirits up – the veterans traveling to and from the VA, the shoppers [...]
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Latest group of certified bus operators celebrated 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:53:00 AM
Over the last week, 30 individuals were recognized for completing the Bus Operator Apprenticeship Program and becoming certified bus operators during socially distanced graduation ceremonies at the Metro Transit Police & Office [...]
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Operator springs to action after encountering a scary scene 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:50:00 AM
South Garage Operator Tony Fitzgerald, right, had just left the Cedar Grove Transit Station when he saw a vehicle in front of his Red Line bus begin to spin, crash into a snowbank and send a puff of snow into the air. As he got closer, he [...]
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Transit Police help move nearly 400 people into permanent housing 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:45:00 PM
Nearly 400 people have found permanent housing in the two years since the Metro Transit Police Department and the Metropolitan Council's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) partnered to help those sheltering on transit. The first move-in [...]
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