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Know Your Operator: Taj Kahn, South Garage 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:09:00 PM
In 1991, when Taj Kahn traveled alone to Moorhead, Minn., from New York, a fellow Pakistani student met him at the bus depot to bring him to college.     Thirty years later, he found himself transporting Afghani refugees as a bus operator [...]
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Many hands make snow work 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:12:00 AM
Responding to winter weather is a team effort. From our service garages to our Transit Control Center, employees are out early and often preparing for, responding to, and ultimately cleaning up any time snow falls. As snow fell on Tuesday, Feb. [...]
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Know Your Operator: Andre Williams 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:31:00 PM
Andre Williams is at Metro Transit to help people. “I’ve gone through some things,” Williams said. “Why not share what I’ve learned?” Over the course of his young adult life, he’s learned to work through tragedy. As a 13-year-old in [...]

After 50 years, “happy people” keep longest-serving employee coming back  

| Thursday, January 27, 2022 8:29:00 PM
You don’t stay at the same job for a half century without really liking your colleagues. “It’s the happy people,” said Revenue Processing Specialist Ian Stevens, who celebrated his 50th anniversary at Metro Transit on Jan. 27, 2022. [...]
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Know Your Operator: James Partlow-Hernandez 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:56:00 AM
Growing up on St. Paul’s East Side, James Partlow-Hernandez was no stranger to Metro Transit. His father and two uncles spent several decades working out of the East Metro Garage. “My family kept nudging me to apply for a job at [...]
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