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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Duane Moore 

Posted by John Komarek | Saturday, November 10, 2018 1:51:00 PM
Twenty-eight years ago, Duane Moore decided he wanted to upgrade his career. As a young man working at a local grocery store, he had had enough of working long hours on his feet all day. He came across an advertisement for drivers at Metro [...]

Recognizing Metro Transit Veterans 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, November 9, 2018 10:23:00 AM
Metro Transit's employees are service-oriented. As such, many have joined us after a term of service in the armed forces or are still serving. The Metropolitan Council employs nearly 400 veterans, including several Metro Transit police [...]
Winter Weather

Winter is coming … and Metro Transit is prepared. 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, November 5, 2018 3:14:00 PM
Metro Transit received four new service trucks earlier this year, including this truck at East Metro Garage. The vehicles become critical during the winter months, when technicians are sent out to recover buses that become trapped in the snow. [...]
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How are trips impacted by Daylight Savings Time? 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 1, 2018 1:46:00 PM
When Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday morning, many people will enjoy an extra hour of sleep. At Metro Transit, though, setting clocks back an hour presents a unique challenge – and some extra work. To compensate for the time change, rail [...]
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Avoid accidents after daylight savings day 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, October 29, 2018 10:12:00 AM
After we roll back the clock and there’s less daylight, we enter a period when data has shown an increase in pedestrian, bicycle, scooter and motor vehicle collisions. The simple equation looks like this: Less daylight + end of workday + rush [...]
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