Apr 19, 2017
Operator gets a standing ovation

WHAT:     Bus, rail, Paratransit operators, Transit Police and staff are being honored for their exemplary service in 2016 at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Awards Banquet. Among the honorees are 30 safe operators representing 665 years of accident-free driving. 

WHEN:    Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Presentations begin at 7:45 p.m.

WHERE:  Maggiano’s Restaurant, Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Rd., Beachwood, OH

WHO:      RTA CEO Joe Calabrese, Board members and staff

WHY:      "RTA’s awards banquet gives us a chance to highlight the outstanding achievements of our operators, Transit Police and other staff and to thank them for their exemplary service throughout the past year," says Joe Calabrese, RTA CEO and General Manager.

"In many cases, our staff offer a helping hand or serve as extra eyes and ears for the safety and law enforcement professionals throughout our community. The quick thinking and commitment to excellence of our employees has enhanced the safety and security of our customers, prevented crimes, and has even saved lives."

The awards to be presented include:

  • Safe Operators
  • Operators-of-the-Year
  • Transit Police Exemplary Performance
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Employees-of-the-Month
  • Operators-of-the-Month
  • Business Partner-of-the-Year
  • Suggestion-of-the-Year

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES are available during the banquet presentations, or prior to the banquet.

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