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August 13, 2014

Metro Recognizes Operators With 10 or More Years of Accident-Free Driving

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Brentwood MetroBus

Brentwood MetroBus Facility

The safety of our transit customers and our operators is our top priority, and recently we honored more than 100 MetroBus operators and 16 Metro Call‑A‑Ride operators who have driven 10 or more years without an accident. That is quite an accomplishment and not an easy milestone to attain!

Four of the 16 Metro Call‑A‑Ride operators recognized have achieved more than 20 years without an accident. Special congratulations to those operators: Casandra Martin (23 years), Betty Clark (21 years), Zelda Richardson (21 years) and Twana Anderson (20 years).

Metro Call‑A‑Ride

Metro Call‑A‑Ride

“Your job isn’t just to move people, it’s to move people safely. Thank you all for doing your job so well,” said John Nations, President and CEO of Bi-State Development Agency/Metro. “We appreciate what you do each and every day.”

Ray Friem, Chief Operating Officer for Transit Services also thanked the operators for their commitment to safety.

“Safety doesn’t happen overnight,” Friem said. “Each and every stop is factored into your accident-free performance.”

Illinois MetroBus

Illinois MetroBus Facility

Each operator drives approximately 26,000 miles a year for Metro.

In the past decade, MetroBus has reduced preventable accidents by 10 percent while logging more than 199 million miles.

Metro Call‑A‑Ride has reduced preventable accidents by 34 percent in the past 10 years while traveling more than 61 million miles.


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