Rida Shihata joined Long Beach Transit (LBT) nearly 23 years ago as a Bus Operator. His favorite part of the job is communicating with customers and making everyday life better for them.
Rida enjoys seeing his regular senior customers on the route he drives the most, Route 151, which travels along 4th Street. If he ever misses a day at work, regular customers often ask where he was and say they missed seeing him.
“It’s a good relationship,” Rida said. “They love me, and I love these customers.”
Rida lives with his family in the City of Torrance. Outside of work, he enjoys gardening. Rida’s favorites to grow are guavas and pomegranates, and he enjoys using the fresh produce to cook for his family.
Rida is a shining star at LBT and encourages others interested in driving a bus to join the team. Apply to become a Bus Operator like Rida at ridelbt.com/careers.