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Know your operator: Barkon Greaves 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:03:00 PM
On any given Sunday, Barkon Greaves drives a bus – not for Metro Transit, but for his church. “I pick up the old people who can’t get there,” Greaves said. “I try to help out as much as I can.” For someone who walked about 800 miles to [...]
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Operators differ in age, interests but share same love of the job 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 17, 2020 3:12:00 PM
On paper, Kou Yang and Peter Huston don’t have much in common. After growing up in California, Yang moved to the Twin Cities, joined the National Guard and began working odd jobs. Huston grew up in upstate New York and built a career as a [...]
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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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