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How We Roll

How We Roll: Alicia Valenti, Senior Project Coordinator 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 30, 2023 3:22:00 PM
How We Roll celebrates Metro Transit employees who regularly ride transit and other forms of sustainable transportation. Read more How We Roll Q&As here. How long have you been riding transit? I grew up in an area with [...]
Service Changes

Service improvements are another sign we're moving in the right direction 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, November 22, 2023 2:31:00 PM
From Director of Service Development Adam Harrington A year ago at this time we were explaining why we'd have to further reduce service as we worked to hire more bus operators. Since then, we've hired hundreds of new operators and been able [...]
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 [...]
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