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After 50 years, “happy people” keep longest-serving employee coming back  

| Thursday, January 27, 2022 8:29:00 PM
You don’t stay at the same job for a half century without really liking your colleagues. “It’s the happy people,” said Revenue Processing Specialist Ian Stevens, who celebrated his 50th anniversary at Metro Transit on Jan. 27, 2022. [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: James Partlow-Hernandez 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:56:00 AM
Growing up on St. Paul’s East Side, James Partlow-Hernandez was no stranger to Metro Transit. His father and two uncles spent several decades working out of the East Metro Garage. “My family kept nudging me to apply for a job at [...]

Brian Funk becomes next Chief Operating Officer 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:47:00 PM
Brian Funk, who will soon celebrate 20 years with Metro Transit, will serve as the agency’s next deputy general manager-chief operating officer. Funk has filled the role in an acting capacity since Vince Pellegrin's 2021 retirement. The [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Duane Moore 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, January 13, 2022 8:00:00 AM
As a young man working at a local grocery store, Duane Moore had had enough of working long hours on his feet all day. He came across an advertisement for drivers at Metro Transit and applied. Today, he helps train other operators. But like [...]
Transit Information

Smaller, solar-powered real-time signs being tested at select bus stops  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:37:00 PM
A new transit information tool – one that looks a lot like the devices people use to read e-books – is being tested at a few busy bus stops. The tablet-sized displays, attached to the poles holding bus stop signs, provide real-time departure [...]
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