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In This Together

In this Together: Maintenance Clerk Jillene Isaac 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:50:00 PM
Across the organization, Metro Transit employees’ work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In This Together" Q&As illustrate how employees are adapting both on and off the clock. How has the pandemic affected your [...]
On Off The Clock

On the Clock/Off the Clock: Michele Chouinard 

| Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Lives: St. Paul Job: Bus operator Years of service: 14 years How did you come to work at Metro Transit? Before coming to Metro Transit, I juggled a few positions working as a safety trainer, a driver for a school bus company, and was a [...]

Mentor program expands, innovates to connect operators 

| Friday, September 18, 2020 10:33:00 AM
During an unprecedented period in recent history, this team of mentors works to connect new and experienced operators in a mentorship program aimed at helping new operators navigate being on the job. Facing many unknowns, the bus operator mentor [...]
Light Rail METRO Green Line

SWLRT full funding shows dedication to transit’s future 

| Friday, September 18, 2020 9:40:00 AM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra In a year full of challenges for Metro Transit, we received great news on September 14. The Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension), a vital extension of our transit system, received its Full Funding Grant [...]
Bus Transit Police

Special MTPD team focuses on trouble areas to address customers’ concern 

| Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:27:00 PM
Since this summer, the Transit Response Unit (TRU) team has been using data to proactively address customers’ concerns like disorderly conduct, smoking, drinking, and other inappropriate behaviors. “We are combining technological resources a [...]
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