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.
“For most of us at First Transit, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted service and work. For Aaron, it gave him a chance to shine. Aaron has always been a very hard worker, but now on top of the normal nightly cleaning, he is responsible for the additional disinfecting procedures to ensure all the buses are safe for the operators and passengers. Aaron takes his job seriously, and it shows every day. He is a valued member of the leadership team at First Transit – Lawrence.”
— Ginger Doll, General Manager
Name: Aaron Pottorff
Job title: Lead Service Worker
Tell us about your job. To ensure that service workers are cleaning, fueling, and sanitizing as necessary to maintain a clean environment for our drivers and our passengers. Helping to ensure buses are parked properly, washed, and have all fluids at correct levels.
How long have you been working with Lawrence Transit / KU on Wheels? I have been working here since July 18, 2011.
What do you like most about your job? I’m able to stay mobile, work outside, and be hands on.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work? Swimming, fishing, camping, concerts, get togethers
What else would you like to tell us about yourself? I’m a happily married man who likes to spend time with my wife and family.
What is the best part about being employee of the month? It’s an honor to be recognized for the hard work and dedication that I have for my job.