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Career Tracks: Dorothy Maki, Instructor 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 10:43:00 AM
Many people who work at Metro Transit take on new responsibilities and roles throughout their careers. Career Tracks highlights the paths employees have taken to their latest assignment and where they see themselves going next. To learn more about [...]
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Where I’m From: Arman Rajaeian, Planner  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:19:00 AM
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. Tell [...]
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Father-son duo train to be operators together 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:04:00 AM
In 1977, German Gonzalez Sr. immigrated to Minnesota from Mascota, Mexico seeking opportunity. He immediately found multiple part-time jobs as a school bus driver and carpenter. As the years progressed, however, work became intermittent and [...]
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COO Vince Pellegrin retires after four decades in transit 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:39:00 AM
Growing up in southern California, Vince Pellegrin was a self-described “surfer kid” with a thing for hot rods. His first job? Pumping gas. His first car? A 1967 Ford Fairlane. But after attending the University of Southern California and [...]
Shelters

In pursuit of a ‘universally positive experience’ at bus stops   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:17:00 AM
More than 200 new and replacement waiting shelters have been installed over the past seven years, primarily in neighborhoods where there are more people of color or incomes are lower than the regional average. Customers will see another [...]
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