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

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 24, 2022 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 [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Taj Kahn, South Garage 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:09:00 PM
In 1991, when Taj Kahn traveled alone to Moorhead, Minn., from New York, a fellow Pakistani student met him at the bus depot to bring him to college.     Thirty years later, he found himself transporting Afghani refugees as a bus operator [...]
Bus Light Rail

Many hands make snow work 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:12:00 AM
Responding to winter weather is a team effort. From our service garages to our Transit Control Center, employees are out early and often preparing for, responding to, and ultimately cleaning up any time snow falls. As snow fell on Tuesday, Feb. [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Andre Williams 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:31:00 PM
Andre Williams is at Metro Transit to help people. “I’ve gone through some things,” Williams said. “Why not share what I’ve learned?” Over the course of his young adult life, he’s learned to work through tragedy. As a 13-year-old in [...]
METRO Gold Line On the METRO

Nearly $25 billion in development permitted, planned near high-frequency transit in region 

| Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:25:00 PM
A nonprofit developer seeking a site to build affordable apartments for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities knew they’d struck gold, as in the future METRO Gold Line, when the city of Oakdale pointed them to a location at one [...]
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