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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Xia Yang 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, July 13, 2023 9:58:00 AM
In 1968, Xia Yang was born in a warzone in Laos. Today, he can be seen around the Twin Cities on Metro Transit billboards. “Some people forget how good they have it here,” Yang said. “I remember to appreciate what I have.” His journey [...]
Behind the Badge

Behind the Badge: Police Officer Tenzin Dongag 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, June 5, 2023 6:19:00 AM
Please tell us a little bit about your background My parents are from Tibet. After Tibet was invaded by China in 1959, they escaped to India where I was born. I grew up in a boarding school there before I came to St. Paul when I was 7 or 8 [...]
Where I'm From

Where I’m From: David K. Barnhart, assistant transportation manager 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, June 2, 2023 9:05:00 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. Please [...]
Service Changes

June service changes are an encouraging turning point  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, June 2, 2023 8:36:00 AM
From Director of Service Development, Adam Harrington For the last two years, we’ve been unable to offer as much service as we’d like because of an ongoing operator shortage.   But recent hiring success will allow us to make some targeted [...]

Operator and student bond over transit 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, June 2, 2023 8:00:00 AM
Every day on Route 22, Bus Operator Anthony Moore drives a couple hundred students in Minneapolis to and from school. There’s only one student, however, who continually shares his passion for transit with him. “It started with just a fist [...]
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