The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) honored 17 operators for their stellar safe-driving records, and inducted them into the One Million Mile Club and the Two Million Mile Club.
To qualify for membership in the One Million Mile Club, a bus, van or streetcar operator must demonstrate an exceptional dedication to safe vehicle operations by completing 14 consecutive years without a preventable accident, according to a news release from HART.
To get into the Two Million Mile Club, an operator must accumulate 27 years without a preventable accident.
“Many of our operators are special, but this group represents the best of the best. We are proud to salute them,” said HART Chief Operating Officer Ruthie Reyes Burckard, in a release.
Burckard added that it takes skill and vigilance at all times to achieve this elite Million Miler status.
The newly inducted members to the Million Mile Club are: Robert Baker, Sabrina Brown Mills, Fernando Burga, Crystal Edwards, Debra Eskridge, George Freeman, Bernier Lalime, Gregory Lester, Carlos Martinez, Dwight Phillips, Gabriel Siragusa and Manuel Tejada.
The Two Million Mile Club has three new members: Philip Burgos, Rafael Camacho and Ronald Watkins.
Rafael Rosado is only the second TECO Line Streetcar motorperson to achieve the Streetcar One Million Mile.
Published October 09, 2019