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Community Public Art

On buses and at shelters, artists seek to bring ‘hope and happiness’ 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:43:00 PM
Artists Melodee Strong, left, and Timi Bliss, right, with their shelter artwork. When Timi Bliss wrote and illustrated her books “In Search of the Gingerbread Man” and “In Search of the Sandman,” she put her granddaughter Charlie at the [...]
Bus Maintenance

Maintenance teams exceed annual performance goals 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:30:00 PM
Heywood Mechanic Technician Dan Aasen with a rarely used tow vehicle. Metro Transit’s bus and rail maintenance departments beat annual goals that measure how frequently in-service buses and trains need to be fixed last year. Buses traveled [...]
COVID-19

In This Together: TCC Supervisor Maureen Perryman 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:50:00 AM
Across the organization, our work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In This Together" Q&As illustrate how we're adapting both on and off the clock. Read more interviews here. How has the pandemic changed your day-to-day [...]
From the GM

Greeting 2021 with renewed resolve 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:45:00 AM
A message from General Manager Wes Kooistra At Metro Transit, we greet each new year resolved to better serve our customers and our community. Despite all the challenges we face, this year is no different. In fact, there’s a lot to look [...]
COVID-19

Wherever you ride, whenever you ride, masks are a must 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:40:00 AM
Operator Terry Brown lives with and cares for his 72-year-old mom, whose lungs collapsed a few years ago and is especially susceptible to COVID-19. So when it comes time to work, he doesn’t think twice about covering his face. His plea to [...]
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