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Posts in Category: Know Your Operator

Bus Know Your Operator St. Paul

Longtime bus driver reflects on career 

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:07:00 PM
When Phyllis Wade-Myers began her career at Metro Transit, the buses didn't have power steering, drivers wore heavy suits to stay warm and the profession was dominated by males. The challenges didn't deter her from applying. In 1985, she joined [...]
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Taylor named Minnesota Bus Operator of the Year 

| Friday, October 18, 2013 12:35:00 PM
Two longtime Metro Transit employees were honored with awards from the Minnesota Public Transportation Association this week. Tony Taylor, a 34-year Safe Operator based at Heywood Garage, was named the Minnesota Bus Operator of the Year, which [...]
Bus Know Your Operator Minneapolis

Know Your Operator: Lillie Loving 

| Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:45:00 PM
Lynette Haugen has spent the last five years traveling to and from her job at the Midtown Exchange on Route 5. On most mornings, that means getting greeted by Metro Transit bus driver Lillie Loving, who welcomed Haugen as if she were an old [...]
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Know Your Operator: Lee Gutman 

| Monday, August 19, 2013 1:16:00 PM
Lee Gutman’s path to Metro Transit began not in Minnesota, but California. While working as a bus operator in Orange County, Gutman requested a meeting with former Metro Transit General Manager Art Leahy, who had left Minnesota to serve as CEO of [...]
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Know Your Operator: Tony Taylor 

| Friday, July 26, 2013 9:48:00 AM
Before he became a bus driver, Tony Taylor sold shoes. That close personal interaction with people, he says, provided him with just the kind of training he needed to get behind the wheel of a bus, a job that puts him face-to-face with hundreds [...]
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