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On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Vamilar Ngungkpan, Heywood Operator 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, August 6, 2021 1:28:00 PM
How did you come to work at Metro Transit? In 2012, my wife and I had two kids back to back so I needed a second income to support my family. I had a technician degree and a job as a medical device technician at a big research hospital, but [...]
Fares Transit Oriented Development

New transit pass program for apartment, condo dwellers rolling out this summer 

| Thursday, August 5, 2021 9:16:00 PM
Fitness room, check. Community room, check. Transit passes, check? Yes, some apartment and condominium owners will soon add passes that allow residents to ride transit for free to their list of amenities. After a successful 2019 pilot, Metro [...]
Transit Information

New online schedules make trip planning easier, more accessible  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:09:00 PM
Customers who refer to online schedules can now see when a bus is scheduled to arrive at each stop along a route, and how long it will take to get to stops farther down the line. Previously, schedules only showed arrival times for certain [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Abdulrzaq Ali, Ruter 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, July 29, 2021 3:15:00 PM
Abdulrzaq (Ab-dul-ra-zaq) Ali didn’t intend on immigrating to the United States from Yemen, but fate made him follow his heart. “I came here as a tourist, and to visit my sister,” Ali said. “Then, I met the love of my life and we got [...]
Career Tracks

Career Tracks: Jennifer Schultz, Rail Transit Supervisor 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 23, 2021 1:58:00 PM
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 [...]
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