Welcome to the Connect Metro page of the Socket website! Sign up below for one or more tours, where you'll get to know coworkers and learn about innovative city projects. The same tour is offered at each site at three date/time options for your convenience.
At eBid, over $60 million in revenue has been generated through the online sale of nearly 94,000 surplus and seized property items. Come learn how everything from mannequins and sneakers to motorcycles and even homes get sold through eBid. This online auction was among the first of its kind in the U.S., and has been a model for other cities. Kenneth Eads, who started the program, will be our tour guide. One of the few revenue-generating Metro operations, touring eBid is a fascinating experience!
Fire Station #19 is the first LEED® Platinum fire station in the entire southeast region! This facility is a showpiece for green and sustainable building practices. The fire station won both the Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award in Building Green and the U.S. Green Building Council award for "Most Successful Community Engagement" in 2017. Come and see a working fire station in action and discover all the innovative features -- from solar panels to rain gardens -- that make Fire Station 19 special.