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Bus Good Question Service Changes

Good Question: Why is service being reduced in December?   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:51:00 AM
In November, more than 90 people attended hiring events to apply and interview for bus operator positions – the most activity we’ve seen at events like these in more than two years.  This is a hopeful sign that interest in becoming a bus [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Sonja Burseth, Senior Planner 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, November 16, 2022 8:37:00 PM
How We Roll celebrates Metro Transit employees who regularly ride transit and other forms of sustainable transportation. Read more How We Roll Q&As here. How do you get to work? I live in south Minneapolis and walk to the 38th [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Wiley Trueblood, Ruter Garage 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, November 10, 2022 2:41:00 PM
As a heavy equipment operator stationed in Seoul, South Korea, Wiley Trueblood drove everything from earth movers and semi-trucks to tanks. During the Gulf War, the U.S. Army veteran served as a munitions driver and as the driver for the [...]

App helps legally blind customer use transit 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, November 4, 2022 8:00:00 AM
Randee Boerboom left her small Minnesota hometown to attend a metro area college. Years later, she’s still here because of transit. “In my hometown, you’d need a car to get around,” Boerboom said. “I ride transit often – about every day.” As [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Newton Williams 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, October 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM
Not only did Newton Williams find a career that helps people at Metro Transit, he also found love. “I was working at another transportation company at the time,” Williams said. “When some contracts ended, I applied here, and so did others I [...]
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