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.
“Julie is a passionate, caring driver. She is always thinking of ways to better care for her passengers and fellow drivers. She always gives 100% effort and has mentored and guided new drivers.”
— Ginger Doll, General Manager
Name: Julie Fleming
Job title: Driver
Tell us about your job. I’m a PM Extra-board that drives fixed route and paratransit for the City of Lawrence and the University of Kansas.
Which bus route do you drive? Any route that needs a driver. 😊
How long have you been working with Lawrence Transit / KU on Wheels? I have been driving for the Lawrence Transit and KU on Wheels for 8 years.
What do you like most about your job? The versatility! I never feel cornered. If I do not like my route or hours, I can bid-off of it.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work? Read and spend time with my adorable grandchildren.
What else would you like to tell us about yourself? I am a daydreamer and I like to jump in muddy puddles. 😊
What is the best part about being employee of the month? I am proud that my job performance is of that level and of course the front row parking. 😊