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Commitment to a safe, welcoming system is as strong as ever 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, May 3, 2023 8:31:00 PM
From Interim General Manager Lesley Kandaras and Chief Ernest Morales III When our Safety & Security Action Plan was introduced last year, we knew change wouldn’t come easily. But we also knew we had an obligation to try to make things [...]
Know Your Operator

Know your operator: Maria Flores 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, May 3, 2023 10:58:00 AM
As a single mother of two, Maria Flores needed a stable career with good pay and benefits – and one that was a little less stressful than working in a homeless shelter. “I like helping people,” Flores said. “But working with the homeless is [...]

Ridership recovery continues in 2023 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, April 24, 2023 12:41:00 PM
Here’s some encouraging news: Ridership has increased nearly 21% over last year. Nearly 10.2 million rides were provided through the end of the first quarter, continuing the gradual ridership recovery that began in late 2020. In March, there [...]
Go Green

At Metro Transit, every day is Earth Day!  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, April 21, 2023 10:46:00 AM
As Minnesota’s largest transit provider, we are helping the state reach its emissions reduction goal largely by providing people ways to get around without using a personal vehicle. But we are also making progress in other areas, including [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Lee Estis 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, April 21, 2023 8:00:00 AM
Just about everywhere he goes, people recognize Lee Estis. As one of the bus operators promoting operator hiring on billboards across the metro, it’s not hard to see why. “I’m transit famous now,” Estis joked. “People come up to me at the [...]
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