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Safety and Security Action Plan

Efforts to improve public safety on transit showing signs of progress, promise  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:23:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra and Interim Chief Rick Grates Earlier this summer, we laid out our plans to improve conditions on our transit system, better support frontline transit workers, and strengthen our relationships with our [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Nathan Bakken, Data Coordinator 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, September 29, 2022 9:19:00 AM
“How We Roll​” celebrates Metro Transit employees who commute and travel to many other destinations using transit or by biking, walking or carpooling. How do you get around? I predominately get around by walking and taking transit. I’ve [...]

App helps blind, low vision customers navigate metro 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, September 22, 2022 3:56:00 PM
Randee Boerboom left her small Minnesota hometown to attend a metro area college. Years later, she’s still here because of transit. “In my hometown, you’d need a car to get around,” Boerboom said. “I ride transit often – about every [...]
Where I'm From

Where I’m From: Hugo Fuentes, light rail instructor 

| Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:16:00 AM
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. Tell [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: John Waldo 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:04:00 PM
Metro Transit Bus Operator John Waldo (right) poses with his wife after a marathon. Lives: South St. Paul Job: Bus Operator Garage: East Metro Years of Service: 10 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? Being a [...]
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