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Safety and Security Action Plan

Community partners tapped to address challenges that show up on transit 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:34:00 AM
As part of the communities we serve, transit is a window into some of the challenges facing our region. To help address issues like unsheltered homelessness and substance use disorders that can show up on transit, 10 community-based [...]

What you need to know about the Transit Rider Investment Program  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 9, 2023 6:00:00 AM
Providing a welcoming and safe experience on transit is our highest priority. And we know from listening to our riders and staff that having a strong, official presence on transit is one of the best things we can do to achieve that [...]

Apprentice program recognizes skills, builds community   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 2, 2023 1:34:00 PM
Being a bus operator – especially in snowy Minnesota – takes a lot of skill. To recognize individuals who master the craft, newly hired Metro Transit bus operators can elect to earn a journeyworker certificate through the Bus Operator [...]
Safety and Security Action Plan

Concerted efforts providing promising results on public safety  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 2, 2023 8:24:00 AM
From General Manager Lesley Kandaras and Police Chief Ernest Morales III We’ve made a concerted effort to ensure people feel safe and comfortable using transit. And we are seeing signs of progress. Ridership is steadily growing and we’re [...]
Where I'm From

Where I'm From: Police Officer Hela Maurer 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, October 30, 2023 1:20:00 PM
Metro Transit employees come from many cultures and backgrounds. To celebrate this diversity, employees who are proud to share their heritage and identity will be regularly featured on the Riders' Almanac blog. Read more stories here. Please [...]
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