Metro Magazine
July 7, 2022

TriMet Bus Operator Starts Road to Homeownership

TriMet shared a video of bus operator Anthony Albright sharing his life goal of owning a home.

For years, the 30-something, college-educated, Portland native fended off invitations from a friend, a TriMet mechanic, to apply to become a bus operator. He was happy enough in his eight-year career in the semiconductor industry, where he had moved up the ranks to become a supervisor. But despite Albright’s success, his friend wouldn’t let up about the opportunities at TriMet.

Albright was hired in January. Although he had never pictured himself driving a bus, he couldn’t see himself spending the next 30 years of his life in an office, either. He says there’s prestige that comes with the job, which trains you to be an expert driver. 

“I see this as a working class, professional job that serves the city,” he explained. “TriMet is a very good option where you can get a good income and feel good about the job you do every day.”


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