METRO Employees Honored for Four Decades of Perfect Safety

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Jun. 22, 2017


The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on METRO’s network, METRORail's system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include: STAR VanpoolMETROLiftHOV/HOT lanesBike & Ride program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at where you will also find useful tools like the RideMETRO app where you can plan your trip and even pay your fare from your phone.

METRO Employees Honored for Four Decades of Perfect Safety

METRO Board Members and senior staff congratulate award recipients.

Few people can lay claim to an accident-free record spanning four decades, but four METRO employees have done just that.

Bus Operators Melvyn Graham Jr. and Johnell N. Thomas, along with Bus Maintenance employees David Cormier and Dwight Freeman have been recognized by METRO's Board of Directors for their extraordinary safety achievements.

Each honoree received a commemorative trophy given by METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman.

"I think it's important to note that in 40 years these employees had no safety violations, zero preventable accidents and no injuries or write-ups," said METRO President and CEO Tom Lambert. "It's a remarkable accomplishment and we're extremely proud of them."

June is National Safety Month. Safety is a number one priority for METRO. In addition to ongoing safety education efforts including community outreach programs and targeted messaging, METRO has a safety awards program in place to motivate employees to perform to the highest safety standards.