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To say that Heidi Barack loves working for Metro calls for all caps. She LOVES working for Metro!

“I’ve never felt so welcome, or worked in a place where people wanted so much for me to succeed,” she said.

Heidi is a transit operator and the artist behind two Martin Luther King Jr. portraits on display in the Metro General Manager’s Office. She was inspired to use bus transfer slips to create the portraits. “King County’s Martin Luther King Jr. logo is something we all stand for.”

Heidi was hired as a part-time transit operator in December 2015, and went full-time in 2016. These days she drives RapidRide C, D and E lines. In the past, you’ve seen her on route 106 and as an ORCA boarding assistant in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.

“As an artist, I am compelled to create. The people I have had the extreme pleasure to work with, and the experiences I’ve had here at Metro have inspired me to give back in a way that I can express myself best – through art.

Since I started working for Metro last November (2015), I have met such incredibly compassionate people. In the past I have worked for small companies as well as large corporations, such as Amazon. However I have never received the support from my peers and supervisors that I receive here at Metro. I have been given the tools to not only succeed but to soar. I am excited for my future here at Metro. So far, it’s been an amazing journey!”

With unconditional thanks – Heidi Barack

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. artwork made from Metro Transit transfer slips