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Equity

Evaluation underscores commitment to transit equity  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, April 19, 2022 5:05:00 AM
Access to frequent and reliable transit provides people more freedom to meet their daily needs, or to get to work or school without needing access to a vehicle. So, Metro Transit has made a commitment to providing equitable access to [...]
Where I'm From

Where I’m From: Ahmed Jama, dispatcher 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:19:00 PM
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. [...]
Transit Police

Police officers join Metro Transit Police Department with big smiles, big hopes 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:35:00 AM
Each of the new police officers sworn in by the Metro Transit Police Department this week described receiving their badges as one of the proudest moments of their lives. For Kongmeng Yang, the ceremony affirmed his decision to go back to school, [...]
Ridership

Survey sheds light on who’s riding transit, and why   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 31, 2022 1:56:00 PM
Data from an on-board survey that was piloted last fall provides a snapshot of who continued to rely on transit during the pandemic. Comparing data on the system’s busiest routes from 2021 and 2016, the last time the survey was completed, [...]
Transit Improvements

Team making real progress on real-time signs 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:24:00 PM
The Real Time Signage team (left to right) Jacob Brown, Tom Magnusson, Mark Pearson, Charlie Blumhoefer, and Adam Shryock. Right, Field Technician Mark Pearson tackles a signage issue at a METRO C Line station at Penn and Plymouth in Minneapolis. [...]
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