This week the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) Board of Commissioners and its Management staff recognized three employees who have reached significant milestones with amazing service and dedication to the community in which they serve.
Celebrating 30 years of service.
Red King is a Driver with CCTA and has been an exemplary employee throughout his 30 years of service and has dedicated his career to being as helpful, courteous and knowledgeable to his passengers as possible. He greets his passengers with a friendly smile and a kind word, and is happy to assist them in any way he can. He is always punctual and has an excellent safety record. Red conducts himself in a professional manner earning the utmost respect from all his fellow drivers, supervisors and customers throughout his career. He sincerely cares about his fellow employees and the riders he serves.
Shawn Riley is the Second Shift Foreman with CCTA and has been a long-standing employee for 30 years. His father was the first mechanic at CCTA and as a second-generation employee; Shawn continues that legacy of excellence. He is responsible for roll out every morning keeping schedules on time and moving. Often times you’ll see him at the crack of dawn in the winter, plowing sidewalks and cleaning shelters making sure the stop is convenient and safe for our passengers.
Celebrating 25 years of service.
Mike Slingerland is a Master Mechanic and has been the “go to guy” at CCTA for 25 years. Mike not only makes sure the drivers are ready to make roll out in the morning, he is also one of the best technicians when it comes to troubleshooting brake systems. Despite being a fixture for 25 years in the garage, some of his longer serving coworkers still consider him their son.
We congratulate you all for your outstanding service and dedication to CCTA and the communities and passengers we serve every day.
The Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) serves the communities of Burlington, Essex, South Burlington, Shelburne, Williston, Winooski, Milton, Hinesburg, and a portion of Colchester. LINK Express routes serve Montpelier, Middlebury, and St. Albans commuters. CCTA is considered a municipality and is the first and only transit authority in the State of Vermont.
CCTA offers fixed routes, local commuter routes, LINK Express routes, and ADA paratransit services. CCTA also provides shuttles from senior housing complexes to local supermarkets and neighborhood specials for student transportation to Burlington schools.
The mission of CCTA is to promote and operate safe, convenient, accessible, innovative and sustainable public transportation services in the northwest and central Vermont region that reduce congestion and pollution, encourage transit oriented development and enhance the quality of life for all. ###