By John Mueller
McLeod County Chronicle
Trailblazer Transit staff sees an opportunity to help Seneca workers get to and from work each day, but doing so will take some flexibility from the transit provider and the counties it serves.
The staff at Trailblazer Transit and Doug Krueger, a McLeod County commissioner representing Glencoe and the transit provider’s board chairman, both know the Seneca employees residing at the former Super 8 Motel need transportation to work each day. Depending on demand, he estimates up to three buses a day could serve the migrant workers during the vegetable pack seasons this summer and into the fall.
Last year, the pandemic limited the amount of work the available seasonal workers could do. At last month’s Trailblazer Transit board meeting, Krueger reported 30 percent of the vegetable crop Seneca’s workers would have processed stayed in the ground.
Find the complete story in the June 10, 2021 addition of the Arlington Enterprise