Meet the Operators

 

Roland Smith

He loves serving his community whether it is being an operator or a minister.  
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1. Where are you from?  Pine Bush, NY
 

2. How many years have you been an operator? 20+  years.   I also a non-emergency medical transportation company. 
 

3.    What is your favorite route to drive?  H07, it more consistent and you are constantly moving and staying busy.
 

4.    What is your passion/hobbies? Serving people is my main focus in life as a bus operator as well as a minister.   I also like to do woodwork.  
 

5.    If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?  A Lion. I love the Loin King and its message.  It also reminds me of when my wife and I started to date.
 

6.    What is your favorite snack?  I have a lot of favs – yogurt, blueberries, bananas.  
 

7.    What is your favorite part of the job?  I like flexibility as I am a minister that works with troubled teens in the Hudson Valley metropolitan area.

10.    What do you like most about for Transdev?   I like Rockland County,  Hudson Link customers and my co-workers.  

















Francisco Vargas

 

 

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 Where are you from? Middletown NY
 How many years have you been an operator?  6 years

 What is your favorite route to drive? H03, I like my customers.

 What is your favorite color? Blue.

  If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?  Tiger, because they are courageous and fearless.

 What is your favorite snack? Apple.

 What is your favorite part of the job?  I can relate to my customers and continuous employment.

 What do you like most about working for Transdev? The respect that they treat their employees.

 

 


Mackenson Fontus


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1.    Where are you from?  Haiti

2.    How many years have you been an operator?  4 years

3.    What is your favorite route to drive?  H07 and H07X, I like it because it is shorter and I really like the customers. They like to leave on time.

4.    What is your favorite color?  Royal Blue.

5.    If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?  Dog, they are loyal animals.   

6.    What is your favorite snack?  Fruit.  

7.    What is your favorite part of the job?  The schedule. I am going to school for Accounting and I need the flexibility with my school schedule.

10.    What do you like most about for Transdev?  The people.  

 


Cordel Hill


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A customer came into the office and waited for the Operators Manager to come out of a meeting so she can speak personally about Operator Cordel Hill. The customer explained how she left her handbag on the bus with “her life in it”. When she picked up the bag, she could not believe that everything was in there, the way she left. She was so thrilled that she wanted to thank the operator and the manager for being professional, kind, trustworthy, and an overall great experience on the Hudson Link bus.

THANK YOU CORDEL HILL for being kind and friendly, this is why you are the Operator of the Month.
 

1.    Where are you from?  Jamaica

2.    How many years have you been an operator?  8 years

3.    What is your favorite route to drive?  H03 and H05

4.    What is your favorite color?  Blue like the buses.

5.    If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?  Eagle. I would be able to fly and see the land.   

6.    What inspires you?  My 5 year old son.

7.    What is your favorite snack?  Snack Bar.  

8.    What is your hobby or past-time?  I love playing soccer with my son and friends.  

9.    What is your favorite part of the job?  Driving and engaging with customers.

10.    What do you like most about for Transdev?  The staff is very friendly and the managers are supportive.  

 


Mario Lavarreda


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Mario Lavarreda has a perfect driving record.   He has never had an accident, not even a scratch on the bus!

1.    Where are you from?  Guatemala, Central America

2.    How many years have you been an operator?  22 years

3.    What is your favorite route to drive?  H05 and H07, I have been working these routes for years and the commuters are now my friends.

4.    What is your favorite color?  Blue and white, like the colors of the Hudson Link buses.

5.    What is your favorite snack?  I love mangoes.  

6.    What is your hobby or past-time?  I like to zone out in front of the T.V.

7.    What is your favorite part of the job?  I like being on time and I like my co-workers.  

 


David Sealy


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1.    Where are you from?  Guyana South America

2.    How many years have you been an operator?  22 years

3.    What is your favorite route to drive?  H05, I like it because it is direct.

4.    What is your favorite color?  Blue.

5.    If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be?  A lion.  

6.    What is your favorite snack?  I like bitter, savory snacks.  

7.    What is your hobby or past-time?  Reading.

8.    What is your favorite part of the job?  You have to be focused and pay attention to be an operator.