Ryan I. Daniel
St. Cloud Metro Bus
St. Cloud, MN
Ryan has served as the Executive Director for St. Cloud Metro Bus since 2013. He is responsible for ensuring that the agency achieves its overall vision, mission and goals, and for providing leadership and guidance to the region regarding transportation-related issues.
Ryan started his transit career behind the wheel as a bus operator for New York City Transit while working on his undergraduate degree. Since then he’s worked for transit agencies in New York; Ohio; Washington, D.C. and Minnesota, with increasing roles of responsibility and leadership.
In addition to his MBA, Ryan had a broad-based knowledge of transit safety and security. He is a 2009 graduate of the National Transit Institute Transit Academy and has several certifications from the Transportation Safety Institute and FEMA. He has completed the U.S. DOT Transit Safety and Security Program and is a certified safety specialist with the World Safety Organization. In 2015, he was named one of Mass Transit magazine’s Top 40 under 40.
Ryan enjoys international travel and collecting transit memorabilia and model aircrafts.
Ryan lives and breathes transit. He plans vacations and bases his flights on the type of plane being flown and uses the local public transportation wherever he goes. His office is filled with transit memorabilia and model buses, and he has recently started a collection of refurbished buses to preserve a piece of public transit history.