In 2006 [Steve Sherrer] attained the highest OTA honor from a panel of Independent Judges, the 2006 Oklahoma Transit Manager & System of the Year. Under Sherrer's management, Lawton Transit was recognized by the FTA as transit system with the highest percentage of growth In passenger ridership among small urbanized area transit programs, Section 5307 - FY2003 and FY2004.
presents the N 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. Sponsored by: A 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 aratransit, commute ratrans t, m ute transi n city’s fixed-route, paratransit, commute bu bus eet; replacing all bus fleet; replacing a electric-powered lights ci eplaci g alternative, and bicycle and d wit with solar lights in the bus wi o- o- shh pedestrian planning pro- Originally from Guam, Babauta grew shelters; converting 23 3. 3. pe p grams since November 2003. up as a military brat and spent her percent of its fixed-route ey fle She has completed key entire childhood traveling the world, fle to hybrid buses; and eet d en e projects that have improved including her last two years of high enhancing the city’s Trans- ty ty po po the effectiveness, reliability school in Germany. She graduated portation Demand Manage- f me and long-term viability of from the University of Notre Dame ment (TDM) Program, which the system that led to the e and then went on to the Maxwell a an annually eliminates more agency receiving the Cali- i- i- tha thha than 200,000 single-occu- School of Citizenship and Public fornia Transit Association’s s ’s pa pa pancy car trips and more Affairs where she received a master 2008 Transit Excellence e tha
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