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Know Your Operator: Pao Xiong 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:44:00 PM
After the Vietnam War ended, an eight-year-old Pao Xiong chose to immigrate from Laos to the United States. “It was a courageous decision to take that jump by myself,” Xiong said. “The older community members were telling me, ‘Don’t go. You don’t [...]
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Know Your Operator: Nikolay Mshar 

| Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:28:00 PM
After moving from Belarus to the United States, Nikolay Mshar noticed a lot more people walking around with smiles. Soon, he started wearing one himself. “In Belarus, I drove buses like I do here,” Mshar said. “The only difference is that here [...]
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Know Your Operator: Lobsang Choephel 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:04:00 AM
Lobsang Choephel fell in love with driving in India, where he drove cabs and spent hours shuttling tourists to and from Delhi in a large coach bus. So when he arrived in the United States, it wasn’t a surprise that he found himself back [...]
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Know Your Operator: Angela Wilson 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, July 29, 2019 1:44:00 PM
Angela Wilson moved from Chicago to Minnesota in search of opportunity. She found it at Metro Transit. “I didn’t know I was going to end up here this long!” Wilson said. “It allowed me to grow with the agency.” As an operator, Wilson spent [...]
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Know Your Operator: Henry Bridges 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, June 10, 2019 2:55:00 PM
Henry Bridges said he’d never move to Minnesota. Today, he’s a senior instructor at Heywood Garage. As a native New Yorker, Bridges was used to the big city and lots of people. Occasionally, he’d visit family in Minnesota. To him, the [...]
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