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Metro Transit named WTS Minnesota’s Employer of the Year 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, May 16, 2024 9:18:00 AM

Metro Transit on Wednesday was recognized as WTS Minnesota’s Employer of the Year. The recognition reflects ongoing efforts to recruit, retain, and promote women across every area of our organization. Examples include:  

  • Supporting the creation of Advancing Women in Transit, an Employee Resource Group that provides women employees and allies a forum to meet and support one another.  

  • The creation of state-certified maintenance apprenticeship programs that provide new pathways for non-traditional candidates, including women and people of color.  

  • The Metro Transit Police Department’s participation in the 30x30 initiative, a nationwide effort to have women represent 30% of sworn officers by 2030 (we’re already above the national average, at 21%).  

  • Expanded access to lactation rooms, using standards developed with input from frontline employees – efforts that led to a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace designation from the Minnesota Department of Health.  

WTS Minnesota also recognized Kristin Thompson, Director of Asset Management, as its member of the year. Kristin has served in leadership roles with WTS since 2006, including serving as president and as a member of its advisory board, generously sharing her time to help the organization succeed and grow. 

Ruby Daniels, a senior project coordinator, received a technical scholarship that will be applied toward an electrification engineering certificate program at the University of Minnesota.  

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