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Career Tracks: Donald Bryant, Maintenance Supervisor

| Monday, September 27, 2021 2:56:00 PM

Many people who work at Metro Transit take on new responsibilities and roles throughout their careers. Career Tracks highlights the paths employees have taken to their latest assignment and where they see themselves going next. To learn more about career opportunities at Metro Transit and the Metropolitan Council, visit

How did you begin your career at Metro Transit?  

After three years as a bus operator, I decided to see what else I could do within the agency and started moving into different positions. I’ve been a skilled helper, cleaner, fueler, mechanic technician and am now a maintenance supervisor.

What were your career goals and what steps did you take to achieve them?   

Before working at transit, I worked in corporate so I could see there were great learning opportunities here. I wanted to advance my career and take advantage of these opportunities, so I earned my associates degrees and became a full-time mechanic. After that, I joined the Leadership Academy to learn what it’s like to be a supervisor. About two years ago, I applied for a supervisor role and got the job.    

What advice do you have for others who want to take on more or different responsibilities?  

Use all the resources Metro Transit has to offer. Talk to the Instruction Center about training opportunities and have conversations with your supervisors and managers about your goals and what you want to accomplish. They’ll have good insight and experience to help guide you along.