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January 2024 Employees of the Month

January 2024 Employees of the Month

January 03,2024

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 January 2024.


Solomon Floyd

Transportation Supervisor

Supervisor Solomon Floyd is a great asset to the supervision department. One of his standout qualities is his unwavering positivity, which creates a pleasant working environment. No matter the challenge, Mr. Floyd approaches his work with a can-do attitude.

Miguel Olivares

Senior Body Mechanic

Miguel has played an instrumental part in our Assault Barrier installation project. With his expertise, he was able to innovate a streamlined process to speed the installation of assault barriers. Miguel never turns down a challenge and is always willing to help his coworkers. Thanks, Miguel.


Peggy Matlock

Bus Operator

Operator Peggy Matlock prides herself in providing good customer service. She has a good work ethic, a positive attitude, and comes to work with a smile every day. Peggy gets along with her co-workers and is always willing to help anyone.

Francois Pohan

Body Shop Tech

Francois’ strong work ethic and dedication have made him an asset to the division.  In the last couple of months, D2 hosted several VIP events that some of our ZEB buses were on display. François assisted in removing any imperfections on the body of these buses. In December, the Body Shop was low on staff and Mr. Pohan was the only Technician on the shift. He was a “one-man show” making it happen by repairing and getting buses ready for service. François’ efforts are appreciated at D2.


John "Cyrus" Pierce

(EQ) Dispatcher

Since Mr. John “Cyrus” Pierce has joined us as a Dispatcher at D-3, he has been a role model, a mentor, a leader, and also, he has provided great support for D-3’s Team. Mr. Pierce is extremely meticulous with his work; He has a constant, sturdy, diligent, proactive, responsive, and efficient work ethic. Mr. Pierce always keeps a cool demeaner, and never allows anything to waver his professionalism. Job well done Mr. Pierce, Division 3 appreciates all of your hard work and dedication.

Wahira Hussen


Wahira consistently performs her duties, always maintaining her great personality. Wahira is a model employee who is always happy to assist wherever needed and eager to work outside her regular schedule. Recently, we have experienced staffing shortages. Wahira volunteered to work extra hours almost daily to assist the District. Thank you, Wahira!


LaTanya Davis

Bus Operator

Operator LaTanya Davis has an infectious positive demeanor and an ever present smile. Mrs. Davis has excellent uniform standards and serves the East Bay with pride. La Tanya is model District employee and demands that from her peers; serving as Assistant Shop Steward and Bid Web Committee member. Division 4 congratulates Mrs. Davis and is great asset to the East Oakland Team.

Manuel Amaral

Facility Mechanic

Manny has stepped up his work lately. He was instrumental in getting all the new air reels placed throughout the maintenance bays. He led the charge to swap out all the dispensers on the property, installing the new equipment for the entire property and 66th Avenue. Manny has proven himself a tremendous asset to the facility maintenance team at D4 and his continued diligence has not gone unnoticed.  


David Cheng

Bus Operator

Mr. David Cheng consistently exceeds expectations with his professionalism as a Bus Operator and Extra Qualified Dispatcher. His ability to think critically and make quick decisions sets him apart from others. Mr. Cheng is highly organized and always willing to go the extra mile. Our sincere thanks and congratulations to Mr. David Cheng.

Samuel Tesfamariam

Journey Level Mechanic

Sam has shown his skills and experience in various ways by translating his years of experience in the automotive field into the heavy-duty maintenance world. Sam, being a great person, shows integrity, honesty, and compassion to everyone. Sam is a great lead person and has excelled by leading by example and helping all his colleagues. Keep up the good work, Sam!