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Know Your Operator: Ismail Jama 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:55:00 AM
Growing up in Toronto, Ismail Jama often got around using the city’s subway and streetcar networks. So when he moved to Minneapolis as an adult, he was naturally intrigued at the prospect of becoming a train operator at Metro Transit. To give [...]

Responsibly evolving towards electric buses 

| Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:59:00 PM
With each responsible step forward, Metro Transit continues to learn more about electric buses while maintaining reliable daily operations across the region. “We’re proud to be earlier adopters of electric bus technology with our C Line 60’ [...]
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Know your Operator: Sophia Ali 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Years of service: 7 Lives: Burnsville Garage: Nicollet Family: Husband and three kids After 10 years of waiting in a refugee camp, Sophia Ali finally arrived in the United States in 2001. “It wasn’t a welcoming time for Muslims [...]
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Know Your Operator: Sarah Gibson 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:59:00 PM
Since the start of the pandemic, Train Operator Sarah Gibson hasn’t been seeing as many passengers as she used to. But there are still enough familiar faces to keep her spirits up – the veterans traveling to and from the VA, the shoppers [...]

Engineers reflect on the joy of problem-solving, community building 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:21:00 PM
Engineers Week (February 21-27) is dedicated to raising public awareness of the important role engineers play in our society. We’re proud to celebrate the engineers who are helping us innovate and evolve through their work. Continue reading to learn [...]
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