December 2020 Employee of the Month

January 15, 2021

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 employee receives special recognition.

“Ryley has a great attitude, works hard and is always willing to do more to help others. He has boundless attention to details and makes sure that our fleet is ready to meet the community.”
— Ginger Doll, General Manager


Image of employee, Ryley Benton

Name: Ryley Benton
Job title: Service Worker
Tell us about your job: I clean and fuel the buses, so they are ready for the next day’s service.
How long have you been working with Lawrence Transit / KU on Wheels? About 5 months
What do you like most about your job? Knowing that together, we help so many people every day.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work? I like to work on my car.
What else would you like to tell us about yourself? I’m about to start college for automotive mechanics and would like to become a mechanic in the future.
What is the best part about being employee of the month? Seeing that people care and appreciate what I do.