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Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Angela Wilson 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, July 29, 2019 1:44:00 PM
Angela Wilson moved from Chicago to Minnesota in search of opportunity. She found it at Metro Transit. “I didn’t know I was going to end up here this long!” Wilson said. “It allowed me to grow with the agency.” As an operator, Wilson spent [...]
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Know Your Operator: Henry Bridges 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, June 10, 2019 2:55:00 PM
Henry Bridges said he’d never move to Minnesota. Today, he’s a senior instructor at Heywood Garage. As a native New Yorker, Bridges was used to the big city and lots of people. Occasionally, he’d visit family in Minnesota. To him, the [...]
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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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