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From GM Lesley Kandaras

From the General Manager: Join the effort to develop a shared vision for Metro Transit 

| Thursday, May 2, 2024 9:06:00 AM
When I became general manager last July, I committed to ride every route we operate in my first year serving in this role. These rides have given me great insight into the issues that are most important to riders across the metro – over and [...]
From GM Lesley Kandaras Light Rail METRO Blue Line METRO Green Line Safety and Security Action Plan Transit Police

Listening, learning strengthens resolve to improve public safety on transit  

Posted by nmuehlhausen | Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:11:00 PM
Thank you to everyone who turned out last week to share valuable feedback with leaders who spent time riding light rail and at stations. Reflecting on her experience, General Manager Lesley Kandaras said she appreciated hearing how much riders [...]
From GM Lesley Kandaras

Co-creating a bold new vision for Metro Transit  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, October 5, 2023 12:59:00 PM
From General Manager Lesley Kandaras One of the most common questions I’ve received since becoming general manager is: What is Metro Transit’s vision for transit in our region? This is a question we all have a part in answering. Over [...]
From GM Lesley Kandaras Ride With Lesley

Follow along as I ride every route 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:49:00 AM
From General Manager Lesley Kandaras In August, I kicked off my commitment to ride every Metro Transit route in my first year as General Manager. I started by riding the METRO A Line from the Rosedale Transit Center to the 46th Street Station [...]
From GM Lesley Kandaras

Service improvements are another welcome sign of progress 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, August 4, 2023 10:14:00 AM
Ridership has steadily increased throughout the year, an encouraging trend that underscores the importance of the historic investments that are being made in transit. Equally encouraging: More people are showing interest in serving as bus [...]