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Brian Funk becomes next Chief Operating Officer 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:47:00 PM
Brian Funk, who will soon celebrate 20 years with Metro Transit, will serve as the agency’s next deputy general manager-chief operating officer. Funk has filled the role in an acting capacity since Vince Pellegrin's 2021 retirement. The [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Duane Moore 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, January 13, 2022 8:00:00 AM
As a young man working at a local grocery store, Duane Moore had had enough of working long hours on his feet all day. He came across an advertisement for drivers at Metro Transit and applied. Today, he helps train other operators. But like [...]
Transit Information

Smaller, solar-powered real-time signs being tested at select bus stops  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:37:00 PM
A new transit information tool – one that looks a lot like the devices people use to read e-books – is being tested at a few busy bus stops. The tablet-sized displays, attached to the poles holding bus stop signs, provide real-time departure [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Sgt. Tim Lawrence 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, January 6, 2022 8:00:00 AM
How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? I started working for the Metro Transit Police Department in October 2012. I was working as a reserve officer for a different department and the chief of that [...]
Career Tracks

Career Tracks: Ben Novak, light rail vehicle maintenance training supervisor 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:20:00 AM
Many people who work at Metro Transit take on new responsibilities and roles throughout their careers. Career Tracks highlights the paths employees have taken to their latest assignment and where they see themselves going next. To learn more [...]
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