Transit drivers recognized for safe driving, service

Pictured, from left, at the Safe Driver Safe Worker Award Breakfast are CAO Norm Levac, Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy, transit operator Gerry Beaulieu and Municipal Works Manager John St. Marseille. (Photo/City of Cornwall)

CORNWALL – With weather conditions like today (Wednesday), Cornwall Transit drivers’ skills are put to the test.

It would only seem fitting that on the morning of a snowstorm, city officials recognized drivers with certificates and pins for long service, safe driving and safe working records.

A transit driver in Cornwall puts on about 40,000 kilometers a year – more than twice the average motorist.

The safe driving criteria is recognized by Ontario Safety League and Canadian Urban Transit Association standards.

Those drivers that received long service awards were:

  • Derek Sheppard, 20 years
  • Marc Brisson, 20 years
  • Todd Lalonde, 20 years
  • Scott Whittaker, 15 years
  • Claire Lebrun, 10 years
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