Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ) recently interviewed COMTO member Luther Wynder, CEO of Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, on his thoughts on systemic racism in the Twin Cities and beyond. https://bit.ly/3g1hfw6
“I think what has been heartening to see is individuals coming together for some level of healing, to try to move the conversations forward about what changes need to be made here in the Twin Cities, and maybe nationally. Not only nationally; this started a global conversation in places as far away as Syria.
The great thing about public transit is we’ve been there. We’ve dealt with these kinds of issues, obviously, with Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement, and that’s what led to integration on buses. I’m so proud to work in an industry that has seen change, that has seen change from a demonstration, from protest.
I hope the Twin Cities continues to move in a direction where it’s just like public transit is today, where it’s just a microcosm of society.”