First Transit employee recognized as “Million Mile Safe Driver”

Sep 28, 2016

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One First Transit team member has earned an accolade that few drivers ever do. Towanda Loving crossed the safety milestone to be recognized as a “Million Mile Safe Driver.” Towanda began her First Transit career in August of 1997.

 She was recognized during the August safety meeting by Burnsville Safety Manager Sam Lemon.

 “We are extremely proud of the 19 years of accident-free driving that she has delivered to First Transit and the Met Council. This is no easy feat, especially in paratransit, with numerous obstacles like alleys, busy parking lots, narrow residential streets, and overhangs – not to mention the constant pressures on making timely pick-ups and drop-offs,” said location General Manager Paul Johnson.

 “She is one of the most dedicated drivers and behind the wheel trainers we have. She thoroughly embodies First’s motto ‘If you cannot do it safely, don’t do it.’ and she sincerely loves providing this valuable service to the community,” he added.