On Thursday, July 19, 2012 the County Connection Board of Directors recognized thirteen employees who achieved employment milestones in the past year. Among those recognized were five employees with thirty years of service.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to express our appreciation for the passion and pride you bring to work every day,” said Amy Worth, County Connection Board Chair. “Your commitment is reflected in County Connection’s reputation as one of the safest and most well maintained transit systems in the nation.”
The thirteen employees represent 198 years of experience. Each employee was introduced by General Manager, Rick Ramacier, who described each employee’s tenure and career highlights. The audience learned how a maintenance employee, hired thirty years ago as a fleet service employee responsible for cleaning and fueling the buses, grew to become a top level mechanic responsible for all aspects of engine and system maintenance and repair. Another employee who assists with the training and development of all newly hired operators is also recognized nationwide as a certified trainer for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“Hearing how employees have grown through the years speaks well not only of the development opportunities available to County Connection employees, but also to the supportive environment that makes employees want to stay.”
County Connection was formed in 1980 as a Joint Powers Agency to provide bus transit service throughout Central Contra Costa County. County Connection operates a fleet of 29 ft., 35 ft., and 40 ft. fully accessible fixed-route buses, and a fleet of 63 paratransit vehicles. For specific schedule information, please call Customer Service 676-7500 or visit www.cccta.org for more information.