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April 2024 Employees of the Month

April 2024 Employees of the Month

April 01,2024

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep AC Transit buses on the road and running smoothly. Each month, the District honors the service of those drivers and mechanics who contribute directly to this effort by awarding “Employee of the Month” honors from our Supervision, Maintenance and Transportation divisions. Our candidates are nominated by supervisors at our Central Maintenance Facility and at each of AC Transit’s four bus divisions in Emeryville, Richmond, East Oakland and Hayward. Winners from each division and one from the Central Maintenance Facility are selected by the Superintendent of the division. Each winner receives a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

We are pleased to announce the “Employee of the Month” winners for April 2024.


Michele Brown 

Transportation Supervisor

Controller Michele Brown is a valuable and dedicated member of the Supervision Team. She consistently goes above and beyond by always lending a helpful hand whenever needed. 

Jason Regino 

Journey Level Mechanic

Jason is an instrumental part of the CMF Engine In-frame Rebuilding Program. Since the start of the program, he has completed numerous engines to assist with reaching the goals of CMF. Recently, Jason was the maintenance team captain representing CMF and led his team to a top-three victory.  Thank you, Jason, for your hard work and dedication.      


Sarabjit Aulakh 

Bus Operator

Operator Sarabjit Aulakh always does his job without any complaints, even when he has a tough day. He quietly shows up and performs at the highest level. 

Richard Velasquez 

Service Employee

Whatever task Richard performs, whether a Deep Clean, VIP, or Leading the Service Island, he can always be counted on to give it his all. Velasquez has been witnessed performing several acts of exceptional teamwork and dedication. Recently, he came in early to complete a last-minute VIP with enough time to aid his crew in servicing the remainder of our fleet. Your dedication and effort do not go unnoticed. Thank you.   


Guillermo De La Torre 

Bus Operator

Operator Guillermo De La Torre is a positive role model with a great attitude. He is respected for maintaining a commitment to providing great customer service and always lending a helpful hand. 

Justin Cruz 

Journey Level Mechanic

Justin is a great RWF and continues to demonstrate exceptional leadership skills.  Justin is instrumental in assuring that Transportation is provided with the necessary equipment for the daily AM Pullout.  Justin has been filling in for the maintenance supervisor position for the past year, as we have not had a supervisor.  Justin demonstrates initiative and strives to learn and develop his skills every day. Thank you for being so dedicated!  


Dominique Knighten 

Senior Transportation Clerk

Dominique Knighten is a vital part of the East Oakland Team. Operator Knighten’s work ethic is impeccable and always goes above and beyond to support the Division 4 Office Staff and Operators. She plays a key role in ensuring the District DMV and Safety protocols are maintained. Division 4 Transportation is proud to have Ms. Knighten on the East Oakland Team. 

Jamie Pineda 

Service Employee

Jamie is a hard worker and an ambitious person. In addition to his regular daily tasks, Jamie took it upon himself to ensure the cleanliness and appearance of our high-profile Tempo coaches. Jamie inspects and corrects any necessary tasks that may arise. Jamie’s efforts have dramatically improved our customers' riding experience, a key component of our mission statement.  


Roxanne White

Roxane White 


Dispatcher Roxane White is most appreciated for her dedication to safety and reliable service. She ensures daily service is delivered as promised and on schedule.  Ms. White is also detail oriented, personable, friendly, and approachable.  Her supportive communication skills contribute greatly to the D6 workforce starting its day with confidence. Division 6 is fortunate to have Dispatcher White on its team. 

Abhinath Chand 

Journey Level Mechanic

Mr. Chand has over 15 years of experience with the District, which is evident in his work. He performs detailed daily inspections of all our buses, keeping the fleet in the best condition possible. Chand also performs various bus repairs when we are caught up on PMIs. As a mechanic helper guide, he shares his experience and knowledge with up-and-coming apprentice mechanics. Thank you, and keep up the excellent work, Chand.