Crystal Valdez joined LBT as a Bus Operator in 2019 and is already making waves. Crystal is a Long Beach native and proud Poly High School graduate. Crystal rode the bus every day to school and credits the bus driver as the motivating factor behind her becoming a Bus Operator herself.
Now that she is sitting in the driver’s seat, she makes sure to greet all her customers and lower the bus for them, including kids and students, because it makes the ride easier for everyone. Crystal knows it’s the little things that can help make their lives better.
Crystal’s favorite part about being a Bus Operator is connecting with her customers, “Sometimes you talk to a customer who really opens up and you realize you helped make the start of their day better. I love it when I can see that smile on their face.”