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Know Your Operator

Know your operator: Michael Schmidt, South Garage 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:43:00 AM
As Michael Schmidt approaches his 8-year work anniversary, he remembers what he did to start his career at Metro Transit. “It took ten years of applying before I finally made it,” Schmidt said. During that decade, he discovered that what [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Chris Becker, Rail Transit Supervisor  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:52:00 AM
Lives: Minneapolis Years of service: Eight How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? I came to Metro Transit in 2013, after 14 years with a Twin Cities bank. I was burned out and wanted to have more time to help my [...]
Where I'm From

Where I’m From: Mamo Ligdi, Helper 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, November 10, 2021 5:06:00 AM
Metro Transit employees come from many cultures and backgrounds. To celebrate this diversity, employees who are proud to share their heritage and identity will be regularly featured on the Riders' Almanac blog. Read more stories here. Tell [...]

Recognizing Metro Transit Veterans 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, November 8, 2021 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 [...]
Public Art

At Lake Street Station, utility building transformed into public art 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, November 5, 2021 3:32:00 PM
Andrés Guzman has been boarding the Blue Line at the Lake Street/Midtown Station for more than a decade, never really paying much attention to the utility building that sits beneath it. Now, after more than a month of Guzman’s careful [...]
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