I ride the trains not the buses but am still willing to tout International Bus Driver Appreciation Day. SEPTA commends the following drivers in particular:
Welton Cannon, 47-year SEPTA veteran. He has been recognized with safe operator awards 19 times, and currently operates the Route 27.Hopefully there is an International Train Conductor Day coming up sometime this year.
Johnnie Singleton, 38 years of service at SEPTA, has been recognized for safe operations 27 times. He also operates the Route 27..
Terry “Tomato” Bell has been with the Authority 41 years. He has been recognized 32 times as a safe operator, and was also named the Callowhill District Operator of the Year in 2011. He currently works on the Route 40.
Robert L. Alexander, 39-year veteran, was Callowhill’s Operator of the Year in 2012. He’s been recognized for safe operations 35 times, and currently operates the Route 46.
George John Borowiec, 38 years on the road with SEPTA’s customers. He’s received multiple accommodations and commendations for safe operations.
Bernard Eckenrode, a 39-year veteran, has numerous accommodations for safe operation and outstanding performance.
Lawrence Roberson, 31 years at SEPTA. He is a peer mentor at the Elmwood District, and currently operates the Route 34.
Aaron Shelton, 27-year veteran. Outstanding record for safety and performance. Currently works on the Route 11.
Robert Buggy, 40 years’ service, 28 years of recognition for safe operations. He runs the Route 88 bus, and will begin enjoying retirement next year.
Richard Borowiec, a 40-year veteran with 28 years of safety honors. He runs the Route 59.
Thomas Slaven, 34 years honored for safe operations. He operates the Route 73.
John Becker has 34 years worth of honors for safe operations. He operates the Route 66.
David Viglione, 33 years of service with an outstanding safety record. Currently working Routes 127 and 128.
David Harris, 26 years of service with 23 years of safe operations recognition. He can be found operating routes 129, 130, and 133.
Robert Downer, 43 years of service, with multiple safety recognitions. He works on the Route 56.
Stephen Vaughn, 35 years of service and 30 years of safe driving. He is currently on the Route 61.
Robert Colburn Jr., 39 years of service, 31 years of safe driving recognition and numerous accommodations. He operates the Route 64.
Kevin Baldwin, 41 years of service and the same number of safety awards. He is a yardmaster at Victory District.