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Winter Weather

Winter is coming … and Metro Transit is prepared. 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, November 5, 2018 3:14:00 PM
Metro Transit received four new service trucks earlier this year, including this truck at East Metro Garage. The vehicles become critical during the winter months, when technicians are sent out to recover buses that become trapped in the snow. [...]
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How are trips impacted by Daylight Savings Time? 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 1, 2018 1:46:00 PM
When Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday morning, many people will enjoy an extra hour of sleep. At Metro Transit, though, setting clocks back an hour presents a unique challenge – and some extra work. To compensate for the time change, rail [...]
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Avoid accidents after daylight savings day 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, October 29, 2018 10:12:00 AM
After we roll back the clock and there’s less daylight, we enter a period when data has shown an increase in pedestrian, bicycle, scooter and motor vehicle collisions. The simple equation looks like this: Less daylight + end of workday + rush [...]

Color Pop Bus Stop: A happiness project  

Posted by Kathy Graul | Friday, October 26, 2018 1:23:00 PM
What could happen if a public transit agency invited a popular local artist into one of its busiest bus stations on a Monday and offered said artist the opportunity to paint the entire station in an array of colors? When I asked artist Ashley Mary [...]
On Off The Clock

On/Off the Clock with Samantha Wicks 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1:16:00 PM
Name: Samantha Wicks Lives: Saint Paul Job: Mechanic-Technician, East Metro Garage Years of Service: 2 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? I was in South Korea serving in the Air Force as a mechanic. My term of [...]
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