WeGo Bus Operators and Mechanics Receive Top Honors at State Championship

WeGo Public Transit Wins Largest Number of Rankings

Front row left to right; Earl Rhodes (Safety Manager), Carl Rokos (Director of Maintenance), Kevin Sentes (Bus Operator), Andy Burke (Chief Operation Officer), Renuka Christoph (Director of Marketing, Communications and Sales). Back row left to right; Melissa Rice (Operator) , Deidre Curtis (Operations Supervisor), Joyce Banks (Operator), Juan Rocha, (Part Manager), Troy Willis (Mechanic), Michael Featherston (Operator), Richard Kiefer (Maintenance Supervisor), Carolyn Riggs – Farrar (Operations Director), Mark Johnson (Operator), Wanita Whitmore (Operator)Rick Rocha, Eric Liggett (Operator), Christopher Brown (Bus Maintenance), Cynthia Whitehead (Operations Manager)
Front row left to right; Earl Rhodes (Safety Manager), Carl Rokos (Director of Maintenance), Kevin Sentes (Bus Operator), Andy Burke (Chief Operation Officer), Renuka Christoph (Director of Marketing, Communications and Sales). Back row left to right; Melissa Rice (Operator) , Deidre Curtis (Operations Supervisor), Joyce Banks (Operator), Juan Rocha, (Part Manager), Troy Willis (Mechanic), Michael Featherston (Operator), Richard Kiefer (Maintenance Supervisor), Carolyn Riggs – Farrar (Operations Director), Mark Johnson (Operator), Wanita Whitmore (Operator)Rick Rocha, Eric Liggett (Operator), Christopher Brown (Bus Maintenance), Cynthia Whitehead (Operations Manager).

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – WeGo bus operators won the most awards, ranking above all other transit agencies in the state during The Tennessee Public Transportation Association (TPTA) annual bus roadeo competition on Thursday, October 21.

There were a total of eight winners from five categories, which represented the largest amount of top placement performers across the state.

It was a monumental night for WeGo during the awards banquet at Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, as the proud drivers were each presented with trophies and life-size steering wheel awards.

The categories consisted of bus maintenance, van maintenance, 40 ft bus, 30 ft bus and cutaway van, where drivers had a rigorous route to navigate through as they were being timed.

The winners were 40 ft bus: Mark Johnson, 1st place, Michael Featherston, 2nd place, 30 ft bus: Eric Liggett 1st place, Kevin Sentes 2nd place, Bus Maintenance: Troy Willis 1st place, Van Maintenance: Christopher Brown 1st place, Cutaway Van: Joyce Banks, 1st place, Wanita Whitmore, 2nd place.

WeGo has opportunities for bus operator positions. Visit https://www.nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-Job-Openings.asp for details.

 

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