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Transit Police

Police officers join Metro Transit Police Department with big smiles, big hopes 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:35:00 AM
Each of the new police officers sworn in by the Metro Transit Police Department this week described receiving their badges as one of the proudest moments of their lives. For Kongmeng Yang, the ceremony affirmed his decision to go back to school, [...]

Survey sheds light on who’s riding transit, and why   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 31, 2022 1:56:00 PM
Data from an on-board survey that was piloted last fall provides a snapshot of who continued to rely on transit during the pandemic. Comparing data on the system’s busiest routes from 2021 and 2016, the last time the survey was completed, [...]
Transit Improvements

Team making real progress on real-time signs 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:24:00 PM
A team dedicated to maintaining real-time signs at busy boarding areas is having a big impact. Today, all but a few of the more than 200 real-time signs found across the region are working as intended, and issues that do occur are most-often [...]

Celebrating Women in Transit 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:25:00 AM
March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on the contributions women have made and the work yet to be done to achieve gender equity. To help commemorate, women who have broken ground at Metro Transit shared their stories.   Sarah [...]
Awarding Accomplishment

Two Blue Line operators honored for actions that averted crash, fire  

| Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:01:00 PM
Awareness and quick actions by two train operators this winter prevented a possible fire on one train and a collision between another train and a non-Metro Transit bus. Those efforts were celebrated this week when William Vacura, above left, [...]
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