Meet Albert – If you look up “public service” in a dictionary your may see Albert’s name. He’s devoted the past 17 years to serving residents of Contra Costa. When Albert first came on board as a County Connection operator, part-time work was all that was available – and he knew it would take years to earn full time status. While driving a route that served a local hospital Albert learned they were looking to fill several part-time positions. So for the past 17 years he helps his passengers during the day and patients during the evening. When you meet Albert you’ll understand how his gentle, easy going manner can help ease the tensions of a hectic day. Albert is a Bay Area native who by his own admission is a remote control car junkie. Although hearing how he uses his latest “toy” helicopter for landscape photography – it can hardly be considered a “toy”.