DURHAM: Twenty-nine Durham Region Transit (DRT) operators are being recognized for their dedication and ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of passengers and the public, with whom we share the roadways in and around Durham Region.
The Safe Driver Awards were established in 2015, to publicly honour DRT operators who have achieved safe driving milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years without a single preventable collision. Throughout 2019, the 29 employees celebrating Safe Driver milestones drove approximately 12,470,000 million kilometres without a preventable collision. In the same year more than 11 million customers travelled with DRT, the highest annual ridership ever recorded. These remarkable achievements are a testament to the dedication of the employees being honoured, who serve their community with a safety first mentality.
“The benchmarks of the program are highly respected throughout the transit industry, representing a level of excellence we should all strive for, and a true testament to the professionalism and dedication of our operators,” says Bill Holmes, General Manager.
Customers are invited to recognize a DRT operator or any front-line staff for exceptional customer service. Contact DRT’s Customer Service Centre by phone, at 1-866-247-0055 or submit a Customer Comment form.