Congratulations to MVTA’s Operators of the Year!

Nuur Abdi and Abdimalik Mahamud were recently chosen as the Operators of the Year for MVTA. On hand at a recent award ceremony were, from left, Luther Wynder, MVTA Chief Executive Officer; Bill Forbord, Chief Operating Officer of Schmitty & Sons; Abdimalik Mahamud; Nuur Abdi; Clint Hooppaw, MVTA Board Commissioner and Mayor of Apple Valley; Kevin Burkart, MVTA Board Chair and Prior Lake City Council Member. Nuur Abdi and Abdimalik Mahamud were recently chosen as the Operators of the Year for MVTA. On hand at a recent award ceremony were, from left, Luther Wynder, MVTA Chief Executive Officer; Bill Forbord, Chief Operating Officer of Schmitty & Sons; Abdimalik Mahamud; Nuur Abdi; Clint Hooppaw, MVTA Board Commissioner and Mayor of Apple Valley; Kevin Burkart, MVTA Board Chair and Prior Lake City Council Member.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority recognized Nuur Abdi and Abdimalik Mahamud Operators of the Year Aug. 6 in Apple Valley.

The two were selected by their peers for the award. 

Abdi, who received the full-time Operator of the Year award, has been driving MVTA buses for the past five years. He enjoys the diverse group of people that he transports every day and helping them by answering questions and getting them where they need to go! He said it means a lot that he was chosen by his peers as the Operator of the Year.

Mahamud, recipient of the part-time Operator of the Year award, has been driving for MVTA since 2018. He said he loves his job and enjoys working with passengers and they have a lot of respect for each other. He enjoys driving many different routes throughout the south metro area.

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