METRO Board Recognizes Safety Performance

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Release Date: 
April 24, 2014

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METRO Personnel Give New Meaning to Old Saying "Safety in Numbers"

METRO employees recognized for safety performance at April Board meeting

METRO Safety awardees are recognized by the Board of Directors and senior management at the April 24, 2014 board meeting at METRO headquarters where safety is the responsibility of every employee. 

Each year METRO Rodeo and Family Day honors employees committed to safety. Today 11 of those individuals were called on the METRO Board Room carpet where board members and senior management cheerfully saluted their achievements. 

The occasion showcased the Authority's commitment to safety, and its goal of providing the safest transportation and safest work environment possible.

Veteran METRO employees, who meet safety criteria on the job, help METRO maintain safe work environments. Their tenure assures the organization is able to retain a large number of employees with the same safety ethic. Safe practices keep them and the public safe over millions of miles and numerous years. 

The following list includes employees who were recognized at the April board meeting for their exemplary achievement. 

Transportation (30 years each) 

Edgar Johnson  

Ernest Mudd 

Buhl Perkins

Otto Conley 

Marshall Carpenter


Emanuel Tezeno - 40 years

Allen Hamilton - 35 years

Louis Williams - 35 years

Jeffrey Hemphill - 35 years

Forrest Johnson - 30 years

Lucious Tucker - 30 years

Maintenance employees term a calendar year "safe" when no injuries (lost time or first aid) are reported. For Operators, a "safe" year consists of driving without being involved in a preventable accident.