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On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Tim Kizer, Transit Control Center Supervisor  

Posted by Lindsey Geyer | Monday, December 27, 2021 9:37:00 PM
Lives: North Metro Years of Service: 7 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? Before coming to transit, I worked at Anoka County as a 911 dispatcher, spent five years in private security for different [...]
Transit Police

Officers, civilians recognized at annual police awards  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Sunday, December 12, 2021 8:54:00 PM
Sgt. Kelly Franco, the Metro Transit Police Department's 2020 Officer of the Year, at Union Depot Station. Over the past two years, Metro Transit police have put in long hours, confronted the risks of COVID-19, and responded to calls for [...]
Career Tracks

Career Tracks: Abel Mumbi, Director of Maintenance 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, December 10, 2021 8:00:00 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 [...]
Links of Interest

Hopkins man finds big interest in small buses 

Posted by Lindsey Geyer | Thursday, December 9, 2021 8:18:00 PM
Transportation has always been a part of Wayne Wilson’s life. Growing up in Hopkins, he took the bus to clarinet lessons in Minneapolis. Later, he served as a school bus driver and created a computerized bus operations system. Neighbors have [...]
Bus Rapid Transit

Good Question: Do I need to signal a stop on BRT? 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:59:00 AM
Because Bus Rapid Transit lines like the METRO Orange Line have fewer stops, customers sometimes wonder: Do I need to request a stop? Good question! The answer is yes, like any bus route, you need to request a stop when using any METRO BRT Line. [...]
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