Cornwall Transit honours employees during annual Safe Driver / Safe Worker Breakfast

Posted on Wednesday December 13, 2017
Safe driver awards

Cornwall Transit employees were honored during a breakfast ceremony on Wednesday, December 13th at the Cornwall Transit facility on Second Street West.

Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, CAO Maureen Adams and Municipal Works and Infrastructure General Manager John St. Marseille and Cornwall Transit Division Manager Len Tapp were on hand to present certificates and pins to employees with safe driving and safe working records.

“We want to recognize the level of professionalism Cornwall Transit staff has shown while performing their daily duties,” said Mr. Tapp.

“The safety of our riders is very important to us and the enviable safe driving record of our employees reflects that this is something drivers take to heart.”

An average operator drives over 40,000 kilometres a year, more than twice the amount of kilometres an average person drives per year. Nine of the 30 drivers have fifteen or more preventable collision-free years. Maintenance personnel have an excellent safety record again this year.

The criteria used by Cornwall Transit to administer its safe driving program complies with the standards established by the Ontario Safety League and the Canadian Urban Transit Association.

About Cornwall Transit
The City operated transit system transports approximately 820,000 passengers annually, including 40,000 trips for persons with disabilities. The Transit service is committed to providing effective and efficient service with emphasis on energy conservation and environmental preservation.

Cornwall Transit has completed many new projects, including video and audio surveillance on buses and a new scheduling program for the Handi-Transit system. These additions, along with operator’s friendly, courteous reputation will have a positive effect on the transit service in the community.

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