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VALUING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS

Rail  employees are the life force of the organization. They are held to a high standard and are expected to meet the service, safety and schedule expectations of two transit agencies and the customers we serve. Operations employees not only meet such standards, but do so in an exceptional way which deserves recognition. We have a talented workforce and are excited to share their contributions and celebrate their successes on this page.

SEATTLE STREETCAR 

EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR - 2018

Special Recognition - Rail Replacement Project

October 2018

The Rail Section Times has issued a special edition article recognizing the accomplishments of the everyone involved in the recent rail replacement project. The article provides an overview of the project and calls out specific groups who were involved.   

Please take a moment to review the article about this project and thank those who made it success. 

Rail Section -Special Recognition Article Link

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Nick Myron,

O&M Streetcar Supervisor of the Year

Nick Myron was hired as a Rail Electro-Mechanic January 3, 2011, and later transferred to Streetcar December 8, 2014. He was promoted to Streetcar O&M Supervisor January 19, 2016. He joined Streetcar because of the new technology, which provided a different challenge. What fascinated Nick was that this train can run alone on either battery or OCS power. It was also an opportunity to try something new.

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Pardeep Kaile

Streetcar Operator of the Year

Pardeep Kaile was hired as a part time operator February 12, 2012 and went full time September 14, 2015. She transferred to Streetcar and became a Streetcar operator May 16, 2016.  She joined King County Metro Transit operations because of encouragement from her husband and sister- Transit Operators at Metro and Community Transit, and because of the privilege of having a job with a uniform. In her homeland of India, it’s rare to see women holding such jobs, so being a Transit and Streetcar Operator is an honor for her.

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Phuoc Huynh,

Streetcar Electro-Mechanic of the Year

Phuoc was hired as a Rail Electro-Mechanic July 31, 2009, and later transferred to Streetcar September 8, 2015. He joined Streetcar because he was looking for a change in work environment and wanted to learn more about the new equipment.

Marilyn Hershey

"I would like to say thank you to the driver that dropped me off at Fairview Fred Hutch stop at 10:30 pm Saturday, September 15, 2018. I left an expensive item on the other train earlier and she helped me locate it and coordinated to have the other train drop it off at the fred Hutch stop. She was very friendly and took the time to help me. I can’t say thank you enough."

 

Anonymous Seattle Streetcar Passenger

Jaspal Parhar

"I would like to say thank you to the driver of Train 1 that dropped [my expensive item] of to me at the stop. I am very grateful for both of them [Marilyn Hershey and Jaspal Parhar] being willing and ready to help."

 

Anonymous Seattle Streetcar Passenger
 

South Lake Union

Streetcar Operators

"I just wanted you to know that the streetcar (specifically running form Westlake Hub to Fred Hutch) has awesome drivers. I lost my ID on the car the other day and one conductor helped me coordinate with Downtown Ambassadors, and the conductor driving the car I left my ID on to help me get it back promptly. Thanks for finding awesome employees, please recognize them for making my commute pleasant."
 

Anonymous Seattle Streetcar Passenger
 

EMPLOYEE COMMENDATIONS

Service Above & Beyond

OPERATIONS KUDOS CONTINUED!

How we are exceeding expectations...

“I would like to commend Operator Olson for his extra efforts in helping LCC during this time and that is be placed in his file. His extra efforts allowed me to better plan out my next moves based on what was happening in real time at S200th, his willingness to give up his break time to help me out was very much appreciated and extremely helpful."- Al Desart, Rail Supervisor

Thank you, Kenny, for providing exceptional support to your fellow Rail employee and helping to maintain critical services to our riding public!

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Kenny Olson

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“I would formally like to commend Bigyan for working past his normal quit time today (May 18th) to assist in filling open work due to an acute workforce shortage.”  - Joshua Shields, Rail Supervisor
Thank you for your assistance in supporting and maintaining our commitment to providing transportation services to our riding public!

5.18.18


Bigyan Pratap

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“I would formally like to commend Cam for working past his normal quit time today (May 18th) to assist in filling open work due to an acute workforce shortage.”  - Joshua Shields, Rail Supervisor

Thank you for your assistance in supporting and maintaining our commitment to providing transportation services to our riding public!

5.18.18


Cam Delong

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“I would formally like to commend John for working past his normal quit time today (May 18th) to assist in filling open work due to an acute workforce shortage.”  - Joshua Shields, Rail Supervisor
Thank you for your assistance in supporting and maintaining our commitment to providing transportation services to our riding public!

5.18.18


John Helm

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“I would formally like to commend Hassannoor for working past his normal quit time today (May 18th) to assist in filling open work due to an acute workforce shortage.”  - Joshua Shields, Rail Supervisor
Thank you for your assistance in supporting and maintaining our commitment to providing transportation services to our riding public!

5.18.18


Hassannoor Aden

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Rail Operator Ivan Medonich

For continuing to be vigilant in the reporting of potential safety hazards and providing input on ways to improve the safety of our Rail Operations system. As a result of a recent recommendation, changes are being made that will improve visibility for rail operators while operating light rail vehicles (LRVs).

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Abdi Ibrahim was hired as a part time transit operator on March 1, 2004 and went full time on July 8, 2006. He transferred to Rail and became a Link light rail operator on May 28, 2011.

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Operator of the Shake-up
Fall 2017

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Doug Lane was hired as a part time transit operator on March 25, 1982 and went full time on December 15, 1992. He transferred to Rail and became a rail operator on May 28, 2011. He was later promoted to rail supervisor on February 9, 2015.

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Supervisor of the Shake-up 
Fall 2017

Operator of the Shake-up Spring 2018

Brian Ormond was hired as a part time operator September 19, 1985 and went full time September 13, 1988. He transferred to Rail and became a Link light rail operator November 29, 2008.  

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Operator of the Shake-up Spring 2018

ATTENDANCE AWARDS

Thanking Rail Operators for Outstanding Attendance

Attendance Awards are given to Rail Operators who have not been absent from work due to unprotected sick leave use and/or unexcused absences.

RAIL SUPERVISORS

COMING SOON!

RAIL OPERATORS

COMING SOON!

"Well done is better than well said"

Celebrating Employee Safety

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