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Accessibility

ADA anniversary an opportunity to reflect, build on accessibility improvements 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 24, 2020 4:04:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Thirty years ago this week, the federal government passed the Americans with Disabilities Act – landmark civil rights legislation aimed at ensuring people with disabilities do not face discrimination or [...]
In This Together

In this Together: Heywood Cleaner Timothy Thompson 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, July 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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. Read more interviews here. Timothy Thompson, [...]
Bus Fares

Safeguards allow for return of front-door boarding on August 1 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 24, 2020 7:45:00 AM
Customers encouraged to purchase fares using Go-To Cards, Metro Transit App Metro Transit customers will resume boarding buses through the front door on Saturday, Aug. 1. Onboard fare collection will also resume on August 1. In response [...]
Bus COVID-19

Temporary shields being introduced to help protect operators 

| Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:47:00 PM
Body Shop technicians have been asked to come up with creative solutions more than once since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Their latest invention: Temporary shields, fashioned largely from recycled bus parts, that will help safeguard operators [...]
COVID-19 Transit Police

MTPD Lieutenant brings medical background to pandemic fight 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Friday, July 10, 2020 6:17:00 PM
Growing up, Lt. Mario Ruberto dreamed of becoming a paramedic like those he saw on “Emergency,” a 1970s semi-documentary TV series about Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics. Ruberto began living the dream when he became a Mayo Clinic cardiac [...]
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