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65 operators earn journeyworker certificate 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, October 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM
At the first of four socially distant ceremonies, 15 bus operators received their journeyworker certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Starting on Oct. 9 and over the course of four socially distanced events [...]
In This Together

In this Together: Planner Scott Janowiak 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, October 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Across the organization, Metro Transit employees’ work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In This Together" Q&As illustrate how employees are adapting both on and off the clock. Read more interviews here. [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Sgt. Tim Lawrence 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, October 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM
How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? I started working for Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) in October 2012. I was working as a reserve officer for a different department, and the chief [...]

Know your Operator: Melanie Benson, bus operator of the year 

| Monday, October 5, 2020 6:01:00 PM
Waiting for a city bus in a driving, icy rain, Melanie Benson found her calling. "When that red bus came over the hill, it looked like my savior and I just thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to have a job where everyone’s always so glad to see you?’" [...]

Metro Transit wins three MPTA Awards 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, October 5, 2020 5:31:00 PM
At the Minnesota Public Transportation Association's (MPTA) virtual award ceremony, Metro Transit won three awards for Management Innovation, Transit Professional of the Year, and Bus Operator of the Year. “We are greatly honored and [...]
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