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Monthly ridership passes 4M, highest since early-2020 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, October 30, 2023 8:20:00 AM
More than 4.1 million rides were provided in September, the highest monthly ridership total since early 2020. Average weekday ridership was 133,995. Ridership is up more than 15% compared to the same time last year, with more than 33.1 [...]
From GM Lesley Kandaras

Co-creating a bold new vision for Metro Transit  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, October 5, 2023 12:59:00 PM
From General Manager Lesley Kandaras One of the most common questions I’ve received since becoming general manager is: What is Metro Transit’s vision for transit in our region? This is a question we all have a part in answering. Over [...]

Bus Operator helps reunite puppy with owner 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, September 28, 2023 11:50:00 AM
For dog parents, losing your dog is the worst feeling in the world. Luckily for 5-month-old Rocky’s parents, Bus Operator Christy Scott found him and made sure he got home. “I was very lost and didn’t know what to do,” Jessie Oberfoell, Rocky’s [...]
Behind the Badge

Behind the Badge: Erika Hatle 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, September 28, 2023 10:39:00 AM
How did you get into law enforcement? I grew up on the west side of Saint Paul and originally went to school to become a vet. I had a change of heart when I saw my older brother get sworn-in as a Minneapolis police officer. I’ve always [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Hernan Smiley Smith 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, September 27, 2023 8:00:00 AM
Hernan Smiley Smith now has a job he never thought he could have and that’s helping him become an example for his children. “I want my kids to see that hard work and consistency will get you what you want,” Smiley Smith said. “I don’t [...]
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