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ACT driver honored for achieving rare 20-year safety mark

Agency for Community Transit recently recognized Runabout paratransit bus driver Theresa Blair for 20 consecutive years of perfect safety while driving a public transportation vehicle. ACT operates the Runabout paratransit service, the Madison County Transit fixed-route service, the MCT Trails, and the RideFinders carpool-vanpool program.

As defined by the National Safety Council, to retain the “perfect safety” designation, drivers must, in all situations, make every effort possible to avoid an accident. Over the course of the last 20 years Theresa has logged more than 40,000 hours behind the wheel of a transit vehicle without a preventable accident.

“With such high standards, it’s rare for a driver to reach even ten years of perfect safety, so twenty years is all the more impressive,” said ACT Executive Director SJ Morrison. “At ACT we have nine drivers who have reached the 10-year milestone, and three who have surpassed the 20-year mark. We commend Theresa for her commitment to our passengers and grateful for her diligence.”

PHOTO, from left: Theresa Blair, Runabout paratransit bus driver, and Susan Thomas, manager of Paratransit Services.

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