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Finding new homes for unclaimed items a 'highlight' for Customer Relations staff 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, August 8, 2023 8:41:00 AM
As a former pawnshop manager, Senior Customer Relations Specialist Jeremy Hop sees the value in used goods. That's why customers’ unclaimed belongings don’t all go in a landfill. Smartphones, other electronic gear, sporting goods, winter [...]
From GM Lesley Kandaras

Service improvements are another welcome sign of progress 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, August 4, 2023 10:14:00 AM
Ridership has steadily increased throughout the year, an encouraging trend that underscores the importance of the historic investments that are being made in transit. Equally encouraging: More people are showing interest in serving as bus [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Kevin Montry 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, July 28, 2023 8:00:00 AM
When Kevin Montry reported for on-call work June 3, he received a special assignment he believes was destined to operate. "When I saw the bus, I was grateful," Montry said. "I knew I was the one who was supposed to operate it – and I don't [...]

Metropolitan Council announces new General Manager for Metro Transit  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 27, 2023 9:13:00 AM
Lesley Kandaras, who has been with Metro Transit since 2019, will serve as the agency's next general manager, the Met Council has announced. Kandaras is the first woman to permanently fill this position at Metro Transit. The general manager [...]
Behind the Badge Transit Police

Behind the Badge: Officer Scott Tinucci 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 21, 2023 9:23:00 AM
Please tell us a little about your background. My parents are from Saint Paul, and I grew up in Cottage Grove. Because I come from a large Italian family, we spent a lot of time in what was then known as Little Italy. Growing up, I was [...]
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