Management & Operations

Palm Tran celebrates 41-year career of bus operator

Posted on June 20, 2018

From left: Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1577 President Dwight Mattingly, Tom Romano, and Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton B. Forbes. Photo courtesy of Palm Tran
From left: Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1577 President Dwight Mattingly, Tom Romano, and Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton B. Forbes. Photo courtesy of Palm Tran
Palm Tran celebrated the retirement of Bus Operator Tom Romano, after 41 years of service. Palm Tran leadership, staff, and Romano's wife presented him with an engraved clock and certificate of appreciation at the West Palm Beach Intermodal Transit Center.

Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton B. Forbes, Palm Tran Director of Operations Sean Smith, and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1577 President Dwight Mattingly attended the event.

“His excellence as a Palm Tran bus operator cannot be overlooked," says Forbes. "It has been an absolute honor to recognize Tom for his 41 years of service, and I wish him nothing but happiness in his retirement.”

Romano shakes hands with Forbes as Palm Tran Director of Operations Sean Smith presents Romano with a gift. Photo courtesy of Palm Tran
Romano shakes hands with Forbes as Palm Tran Director of Operations Sean Smith presents Romano with a gift. Photo courtesy of Palm Tran

Romano began his career as a bus operator in 1977, when the Palm Beach County transit agency was named Florida Transit Management Inc. with 20 buses and seven routes. When the agency restructured to Palm Tran in 1996, the fleet expanded to over 150 buses and over 30 routes.

In December 2017, Palm Tran recognized Romano for reaching the 25-year milestone without any preventable accidents.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Keolis to operate RTC of Washoe County's bus services

The fixed-route bus network serves over seven million annual passengers, including over 20,000-weekday riders.

Amtrak recognized as one of America's best employers

The agency is on the Forbes list for the fifth year in a row and is among 500 employers across 25 industries.

WMATA joins Greater Washington Smart Region Movement

The agnecy and the Board of Trade signed an agreement whereby they will work together to help move critical digital projects forward in the region.

STV names new industrial engineer and project manager

Prior to joining the firm, William Smith produced designs for various urban and regional transit facilities, and freight railroad shops and yards.

MV Transportation names new CEO

Thomas A. Egan is an accomplished executive with an impressive track record of driving growth, efficiencies, and quality improvement.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation