It takes a lot of hard work to keep a transit system running smoothly, day after day. Members of the team all contribute in their unique role, from office staff, reservationists, and dispatchers to bus drivers, supervisors, utility workers, and management. This month, one operator receives special recognition.
“Dennis is a leader. He is always willing to help no matter what the task assigned. If no task is assigned, he looks for ways to help his fellow operators. He brings a positive vibe every day.”
Name: Dennis Dirk
Job title: Operator
Tell us about your job. As an extra board operator, I drive random routes and do various tasks daily.
Which bus route do you drive? All routes (extra board)
How long have you been working with Lawrence Transit / KU on Wheels? Since August 2019
What do you like most about your job? The other operators
What do you like to do when you’re not at work? Play bingo
What else would you like to tell us about yourself? I love BBQ.
What is the best part about being employee of the month? Recognition