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Where I'm From

Where I’m From: David K. Barnhart, assistant transportation manager 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, June 2, 2023 9:05:00 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. Please [...]
Service Changes

June service changes are an encouraging turning point  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, June 2, 2023 8:36:00 AM
From Director of Service Development, Adam Harrington For the last two years, we’ve been unable to offer as much service as we’d like because of an ongoing operator shortage.   But recent hiring success will allow us to make some targeted [...]

Operator and student bond over transit 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, June 2, 2023 8:00:00 AM
Every day on Route 22, Bus Operator Anthony Moore drives a couple hundred students in Minneapolis to and from school. There’s only one student, however, who continually shares his passion for transit with him. “It started with just a fist [...]
Safety and Security Action Plan

Coordinated effort to address needs, improve public safety on transit  underway 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, May 31, 2023 9:50:00 PM
As trains pulled into Target Field Station on Thursday, a small crowd of social service workers and officers from the Metro Transit Police Department’s Homeless Action Team (HAT) were there to extend a hand to those interested in hearing about [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Laura Matson and Katie Roth 

| Thursday, May 11, 2023 1:28:00 PM
Laura Matson (right), manager of data and business systems for Transit Information, considers herself an e-bike evangelist. Among those she’s helped convert: Katie Roth (left), director of Bus Rapid Transit projects. We interviewed them together [...]
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