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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Wiley Trueblood, Ruter Garage 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, November 10, 2022 2:41:00 PM
As a heavy equipment operator stationed in Seoul, South Korea, Wiley Trueblood drove everything from earth movers and semi-trucks to tanks. During the Gulf War, the U.S. Army veteran served as a munitions driver and as the driver for the [...]
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Know Your Operator: Newton Williams 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, October 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM
Not only did Newton Williams find a career that helps people at Metro Transit, he also found love. “I was working at another transportation company at the time,” Williams said. “When some contracts ended, I applied here, and so did others I [...]
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Know Your Operator: Jesus Llamas 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:41:00 AM
When Jesus Llamas started as a part time bus operator, he saw it as a job that would the bills while he sought a college degree from 2017 to 2020. “I originally wanted to work in law enforcement,” Llamas said. “But after working in the field, [...]
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Know Your Operator: Phil Wostrel, Blue Line  

| Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:46:00 PM
Relief Instructor and Train Operator Phil Wostrel had to leave Metro Transit to discover what he really liked about it. First hired in the mid-1990s as a part-time bus operator, Wostrel left after four years to work full time in shipping and [...]
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Know Your Operator: Terence Brown 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, May 2, 2022 3:46:00 PM
Twenty years after completing his service in the U.S. Army, Terence Brown found a career that fit his personality and experience at Metro Transit. From 1990 to 1996, he served as combat engineer, and was hours away from being shipped to the [...]
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