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How to help us help you when days get darker 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, October 29, 2018 10:12:00 AM
After we roll back the clock and there’s less daylight, we enter a period when data has shown an increase in pedestrian, bicycle, scooter and motor vehicle collisions. The simple equation looks like this: Less daylight + increased traffic + [...]

Color Pop Bus Stop: A happiness project  

Posted by Kathy Graul | Friday, October 26, 2018 1:23:00 PM
What could happen if a public transit agency invited a popular local artist into one of its busiest bus stations on a Monday and offered said artist the opportunity to paint the entire station in an array of colors? When I asked artist Ashley Mary [...]
On Off The Clock

On/Off the Clock with Samantha Wicks 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1:16:00 PM
Name: Samantha Wicks Lives: Saint Paul Job: Mechanic-Technician, East Metro Garage Years of Service: 2 How did you come to work at Metro Transit and what do you do? I was in South Korea serving in the Air Force as a mechanic. My term of [...]
Bus Maintenance

Aspiring technicians ready for next step 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, October 24, 2018 11:09:00 AM
A group of 17 aspiring technicians were celebrated last week as they prepared to take the next step toward full-time roles in Bus Maintenance. The recognition was the latest benchmark for the Metro Transit Technician Training Program, which [...]
Awards

Maple Grove Transit named state’s System of the Year 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, October 22, 2018 12:27:00 PM
Maple Grove Transit was recognized this week as a leader among Minnesota transit agencies. The Minnesota Public Transit Association announced Maple Grove Transit as its “System of the Year” during its annual conference on Monday. The award [...]
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