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On the Clock/Off the Clock: Operator Tekoyia Brisco 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:02:00 PM
Lives: St. Paul Job: Operator, South Garage Years of Service: 7 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? After working jobs at the Mall of America as a young man, I decided I needed something more reliable and got [...]
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Light rail vehicles being outfitted with plastic seats 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:58:00 PM
For the past 16 years, customers who have taken a seat on a light rail vehicle have rested on cloth seats. But the seats have proven difficult to keep clean and dry, particularly during winter months. To prevent future soggy bottoms and [...]
Transit Police

MTPD lieutenant uses hobby to help families helped by HAT 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:56:00 PM
Lt. Erin Dietz recently discovered that she can use her stress-relieving hobby to help formerly homeless families. She finds and refinishes used furniture and donates them to families who have found permanent housing with the help of the Metro [...]

65 years after Rosa Parks arrest, operator reads and reflects 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:02:00 AM
Born in Minneapolis, Margaret Stephens was just over a month old when Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for refusing to give up her seat on the bus. Thirty-five years later, she started driving a bus herself. On the 65th anniversary of [...]
In This Together

In This Together: Rail Supervisor Kristen¬†Fritz 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:37:00 AM
Across the organization, our work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In This Together" Q&As illustrate how we're adapting both on and off the clock. Read more interviews here. How has the pandemic affected your day-to-day [...]
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