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General Manager’s Message

Carl Sedoryk

Pandemic. Recession. Wildfire. What more can be said about 2020, that hasn’t already been said? As I look back on the past year, I am less amazed at the mega events that rocked our nation, state, and local economy, than in how Monterey-Salinas Transit was able to rise to the challenges while providing essential mobility services and community support well outside of what we once considered normal. The elected officials who comprise the board of directors for Monterey-Salinas Transit and the committed professionals working behind the wheel, turning the wrench, or in front of a desktop workstation joined together to plan, implement, and deliver programs targeted for the recovery of the whole community.

The creativity, focus, and determination unleashed by Team MST in our response and recovery efforts was unparalleled. In fact, MST has received local, state, national, and international recognition for the many ways we stepped up and supported employees, passengers, and the community, installing protective barriers on all MST buses; providing Wi-Fi equipped buses to rural

The creativity, focus, and determination unleashed by Team MST in our response and recovery efforts was unparalleled. In fact, MST has received local, state, national, and international recognition for the many ways we stepped up and supported employees, passengers, and the community, installing protective barriers on all MST buses; providing Wi-Fi equipped buses to rural and underserved areas of our county to assist remote learning; donating buses to local nonprofits for uses as diverse as taking the homeless to shelters and services, or conversion into mobile COVID-19 testing stations for farmworkers; implementing a contactless fare payment option, and providing the safe evacuation of elderly and disabled members of our community threatened by wildfires.

and underserved areas of our county to assist remote learning; donating buses to local nonprofits for uses as diverse as taking the homeless to shelters and services, or conversion into mobile COVID-19 testing stations for farmworkers; implementing a contactless fare payment option, and providing the safe evacuation of elderly and disabled members of our community threatened by wildfires.

Our team completed the financing and started construction of our South County Operations and Maintenance Facility creating hundreds of local jobs when they were needed most, and continued the preliminary design of the innovative SURF! Busway & Bus Rapid Transit Project along Hwy 1. And while all this was occurring, we continued to make good on our promise to deliver safe, dependable, and convenient mobility services throughout the region.

Really the only things left to say about 2020 is that I will be glad when it’s all over, and that I will look back in admiration and awe at the many accomplishments of Team MST during this strangest of years!

Stay positive and test negative.

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