Top Honors Awarded to Elite Drivers, and Maintenance and Administrative Staff
RIVERSIDE, CA — February 14, 2017 — Whether it was making a difference on the streets, in the maintenance shop or behind the scenes, several Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) employees have earned top honors for 2016.
The administrative employee of the year was RTA’s Project Manager Andrew Frost. Maintenance employees of the year were Jean Arroyo, Antonio Castillo, Dan Cooke, Daniel Rodriquez, Reginald Stewart, and Albert Vega. Coach Operators of the year were Paul Aliado, Timothy Bruner, Monica Guice, Benny Iverson, Herman Miller, Felita Moore, Alexander Moreno, Robert Owens, Enrique Rueda and Carl Waithe.
“I am proud of the success we achieved in 2016,” said RTA Chair Linda Krupa. “RTA employees are an exceptional bunch who are dedicated to their jobs and focused on improving our customers’ quality of life.”
Frost was instrumental in establishing a whole new way of delivering bus service in downtown Riverside. His biggest contribution to RTA came during the second half of 2016 when the Agency was making preparations to close the Riverside Downtown Terminal and shift the way it delivered service in the downtown area.
To facilitate this change, Frost coordinated the creation of 18 new bus stops, improvements to 16 existing stops, installation of 18 new shelters, and replacement of sections of sidewalk to bring the changes to ADA compliance. In addition to construction, the project involved traf c lane closures, removing six mature trees, notifying businesses, getting city approvals, processing change orders, daily problem solving and consensus building.