ST. CLOUD -- The three finalists for Metro Bus' new executive director are in town today.

The group is meeting and greeting staff, union officials and the MTC Board of Commissioners this morning before undergoing interviews this afternoon.

The finalists are Ryan Daniel who is the manager of Bus Service for the Washington D.C. Metro Area Transit Authority, Tony Kellen who is the Director of Operations & Technology for the St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission and Ken Mehin the Public Transportation Manager for Yakima, Washington.

The winning candidate will replace David Tripp who announced his retirement in April after 33 years at the helm of Metro Bus.