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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Shamara Baggett 

Posted by John Komarek | Sunday, December 9, 2018 1:37:00 PM
After years of exhaustion working two jobs to make ends meet, Shamara Baggett decided to upgrade her career to achieve a work/life balance as a Metro Transit bus operator. Whether she put on the uniform of a nursing assistant, private care [...]
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Know Your Operator: Duane Moore 

Posted by John Komarek | Saturday, November 10, 2018 1:51:00 PM
Twenty-eight years ago, Duane Moore decided he wanted to upgrade his career. As a young man working at a local grocery store, he had had enough of working long hours on his feet all day. He came across an advertisement for drivers at Metro [...]
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Know Your Operator: Julie Trosen  

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, October 8, 2018 2:05:00 PM
For twelve years, Julie Trosen drove school buses, but then she upgraded her career at Metro Transit. And, if you ask her, she’s never looking back. She found the pay and the benefits second-to-none. “I plan to be here until I retire,” Trosen [...]
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Know Your Operator: Kossivi Loko 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:37:00 AM
Kossivi Loko is no stranger to patience, dedication, and community. As an immigrant from the West African nation of Togo, it took a decade’s worth of patience, dedication, and a desire for community to successfully become a citizen of the [...]
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Know Your Operator: Barbara Mestas 

Posted by Marisa Helms | Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:32:00 AM
When Operator Barbara Mestas walks into the Drivers Room at Heywood Garage, her big laugh and booming voice are a signal to her colleagues that their friend “B,” or “Barb” has arrived. Fellow operators are sure to say "hi." Some will ask Mestas for [...]
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