Aubrey A., Kevin B., Mike B., Jeff C., Michael E., Sean G., Sabrina H.-B., Matt J., Bruce K., Thomas L., Mackenzie L., Marty M., Larry M., Terry M., Chuck P., Bill R., Steve S., and the other Steve S., Bill S., James T., Kent W., Kathy W., Suzie B., Demecio dA., Bronn L., Penny M.

The Sunset Empire Transportation District is pleased to announce that our drivers have been chosen as the EMPLOYEES of the Quarter.  From the start of the quarter in January as plans were rolled out for route changes through the current pandemic situation the drivers have conducted themselves in an exemplary manner.  

The quarter started with system-wide route changes.  These changes included additional routes and re-mapping of existing routes.  During this time, a high level of attention to detail and customer service was required.  The drivers provided riders with assistance, handing out new schedules and providing up to date information to assist riders in navigating the system.  During a time of potential stress and disarray the drivers’ smiles and positive attitude helped put people at ease.  While routes were being changed and new buses brought online demands on drivers were increased by the need to hire and train more drivers for the team.  The new drivers came on board and added to the ranks of capable positive drivers at SETD.  

Just when the routes were becoming familiar and riders and drivers alike were becoming more comfortable the pandemic with the restrictions on daily routines hit.  Our drivers have been on the frontlines and maintaining the routes and schedules for those that rely on transit.  The role they have played in maintaining this vital link for so many in our communities cannot be overstated.  The physical and symbolic role that the buses on the road play in the lives of everyone in our towns is immense.  Transit and our drivers maintain the connection that is the literal sustenance that keeps many alive.  

Thank you, SETD Drivers you are seen, appreciated, and recognized as our Employees of the Quarter.  You set a high bar!  

For more information contact Executive Director Jeff Hazen at 503-861-5399 or [email protected]