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  • DTA Selects Employee of the Year and Presents Safety Awards of 2018

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    March 13, 2019
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    Heath Hickok
    Director of Marketing


    DTA Selects Employee of the Year and Presents Safety Awards for 2018
    Annual Employee Safety & Recognition Award Breakfast Featured Employee of the Year Award Presentation.

    DULUTH, MINNESOTA (March 13, 2019) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) named Bus Operator, Brian Rapp, the Employee of the Year for 2018 and presented 99 employees awards for safe performance.

    Brian began working at the DTA as a full-time Bus Operator in July of 2017 and was presented the DTA
    Employee of the Month award in February of 2018. This is his first DTA Employee of the Year Award.

    The Employee of the Year award was given at the 37th Annual DTA Employee Safety & Recognition Award Breakfast, which was held at the DTA Operating Center on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

    The DTA recognized and commended 81 bus operators and 18 maintenance employees who worked the
    entire year without a preventable or lost-time accident with a cumulative total of 935 years of accident-free service.  

    Several DTA employees reached significant safety milestones. Eight reached 5 years of accident-free service, two at 10 years, one at 25 years and one Bus Operator, Brian Moe, reached 30 years of accident-free service.  8 DTA employees were recognized for a perfect attendance record in 2018.

    If you would like more information on this press release or to schedule an interview with DTA General
    Manager, Phil Pumphrey, please contact DTA Director of Marketing, Heath Hickok, at 218-623-4314.

    The DTA’s mission is to provide a public transit service that is safe, convenient, efficient and affordable. It has been providing reliable service to the Duluth area for more than 138 years. The DTA has over 150 employees and a fleet of 70 fixed-route buses that provide service throughout the Twin Ports. The DTA Operating Center is located at 2402 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55806 and the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) is located downtown at 228 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802.


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