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         ew Flyer congratulates the recipients of Mass Transit’s       employees with professional training and development and
         2009 Top 40 Under 40 Award. As leaders in your                educational opportunities for continuous learning and to grow as
         respective organizations, you are facing a unique set of      leaders. Our succession plan identifies candidates and ensures
challenges never before faced by public transportation. At New         that the plans are in place for employees to move up and
Flyer, we are confident that through your vision and leadership,       learn new skills. Within existing positions, employees are given
you will reshape and strengthen our industry in North America.         opportunities to expand their responsibilities.
    As the largest transit bus manufacturer in the United States           To ensure that our initiatives meet the needs of the next
and Canada with approximately 2,500 employees, New Flyer               generation of leaders, we seek input from our employees through
recognizes the skills required and the demands placed upon our         both formal and informal research tools. We are proud to report
employees. Our employees are a critical element of our approach        that in our most recent employee satisfaction survey, 88 percent
to Sustainability; without happy, engaged and healthy employees,       report that they are proud to tell others they work at New Flyer
we cannot continue to strive toward a better product, a better         and 79 percent say that “this is a great place to work.”
workplace and a better world.                                              Our dedication to workforce development is part of our overall
    We are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining           sustainability strategy. If we do not make certain that we have
talent, and have many programs in place to assist us in this effort.   the most qualified people in place to lead our company for
We work closely with local universities to ensure that faculty         upcoming decades, we will not be sustainable for our customers,
and students are aware of the opportunities at New Flyer and           our employees or our shareholders. We see this as good business
to jointly develop programs to improve our bench strength. We          sense and it is a part of what helps us provide a better product,
have summer student programs, work co-op opportunities and, in         a better workplace and a better world.
Canada, provide work experiences for new immigrants.                       Congratulations on this outstanding achievement and we
    In addition to our external outreach efforts, we provide our       wish you much continued success.
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                                                                      t the city of Santa Rosa City Bus, Mona             Babauta led efforts to “green” the system
                                                                      Babauta has enjoyed managing the                by installing emission reduction devices on its
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                                                               pedestrian planning pro- Originally from Guam, Babauta grew shelters; converting 23
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                                                               grams since November 2003. up as a military brat and spent her percent of its fixed-route
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                                                                   She has completed key entire childhood traveling the world, fle to hybrid buses; and
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                                                               projects that have improved including her last two years of high enhancing the city’s Trans-
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                                                               the effectiveness, reliability school in Germany. She graduated portation Demand Manage-
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                                                               and long-term viability of from the University of Notre Dame ment (TDM) Program, which
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                                                                                                 Affairs where she received a master
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