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How We Roll: Shaun Morrell

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, January 18, 2019 4:40:00 PM

Many Metro Transit employees are committed to sustainable transportation, riding the bus or train, biking or walking to work and other destinations across the region.

These “How We Roll” profiles illustrate how much we have in common with our customers when it comes to how we get around. See you out there!

Shaun Morrell, Manager of Scheduling and Systems Support

How do you get to work?

My family and I bike, take Route 21 or the Blue Line or drive together, depending on the weather and our plans for that day. When the weather's nice, my wife Noelle and I like to start the day riding our bikes together along the Midtown Greenway. We pull our 3-year-old son, Simon, in a trailer. We split off at the Sabo Bridge. Noelle takes Simon to daycare in the morning and leaves the trailer there during the day. Then I pick him up in the afternoon.

What do you enjoy most about your commute?

My commute is sometimes the most relaxing part of the day. It feels good to come into the office after a little physical activity and fresh air, or to catch up on the news or a podcast while riding the train.

Why is it important to you to ride transit?

I worry a lot about the damage humans are doing to the air, water, wilderness and climate. I believe transit is one way we can use resources more wisely and reduce our impact on the environment. That keeps me motivated, both as a transit employee and as a rider.

How do you get around outside of your commute?

As much as we can, we like to bike or walk to places in our neighborhood (Longfellow) for shopping, eating out, socializing, and recreation. We use our car for bigger shopping trips and longer distances.