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Paul Gillespie, the new executive director of the Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority, has taken a circuitous route around the country in his life before ending up back home in the Twin Cities.

St. Joseph native Paul Gillespie has been helping get people where they want to go in one way or another since the early 1990s, when he started driving a cab in San Francisco and worked his way up to managing the Yellow Cab of San Francisco, where he was in charge of 500 vehicles and more than 2,000 drivers.

Today, as the executive director of the Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority in Benton Harbor, he said he’s still helping people with their transportation needs, only this time with a fleet of more than 20 buses and 45 drivers.

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