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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Latchman Bhagwandin 

Posted by John Komarek | Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM
Latchman Bhagwandin waited eight years to enter the United States. Today, he makes sure METRO A Line riders don’t wait more than 15 minutes for a bus. As a child in French Guyana, he lived with relatives while his parents worked in New York. [...]
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Know Your Operator: DJ Gonte 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 15, 2019 8:24:00 AM
Growing up in Ethiopia’s capitol city, DJ Gonte didn’t live far from a train station. Watching the trains pull in and out gave him an early and deep love for railroading. Years later, it would also lead him to what he now describes as his [...]
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Know Your Operator: Kieyonn Bogan 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:47:00 PM
After putting in an application to serve as a school bus driver, Kieyonn Bogan headed home on a Metro Transit bus and passed Nicollet Garage. Bogan grew up near the south Minneapolis garage and regularly took the bus to Roosevelt High School and [...]
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Know Your Operator: David Williams 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, February 18, 2019 11:25:00 AM
Better late than never. More than twelve years after a chance mention, David Williams took the advice to apply to Metro Transit. It was a man installing carpet at his parent’s house who told an 18-year-old Williams about Metro [...]
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Know Your Operator: Joseph Sturdevant  

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:16:00 PM
After 20 years serving as a police officer, Joseph Sturdevant left the force and began to make a difference in his community at Metro Transit. Ever since, his riders are thankful he made the switch. He is among Metro Transit's [...]
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