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May 2024 Employees of the Month

May 2024 Employees of the Month

May 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 May 2024.


Andre B. 

Road Supervisor

Andre is the epitome of professionalism. His expertise and knowledge of Downtown Oakland has been essential to determining and resolving issues with downtown detours. Andre is a specialist in his field and an outstanding team player. 

Juan F. 

Journey Level Mechanic

Juan is an invaluable asset when it comes to swiftly getting buses back on the road! With his diligent approach to repairs, he ensures speedy turnaround times. His recent contribution to the Roadeo Maintenance Team, representing CMF, was instrumental in securing a top-three victory. Juan, your commitment and hard work are truly appreciated. 


Quienna S. 

Bus Operator

A female passenger approached Operator Quienna to request help while crying. The passenger was having a diabetic episode and needed something with sugar. Quienna offered her some chocolate. Quienna is commended for her quick response and customer care. 

Adan M. 

Journey Level Mechanic

Adan is a dedicated individual who consistently demonstrates strong commitment to his work. He eagerly seizes opportunities to learn and implement new technologies within our fleet. On a recent day when we encountered an unusually high volume of buses in need of repair, Adan surpassed expectations to ensure they were promptly serviced and ready for duty. The district is grateful for his unwavering dedication and valuable contributions. 


Juan R.

Bus Operator

Operator Juan is a dedicated employee with over 21 years of experience. Juan enjoys working in public transportation and interacting with his co-workers and customers. Juan is a role model for great customer service and courteous behavior. 

Alejandro M.

Journey Level Mechanic

Alejandro shines as an outstanding employee, setting a remarkable standard with his strong work ethic, reliability, and upbeat demeanor. Taking on the role of full-time lead, he has excelled beyond expectations. His unwavering commitment to the Division and the team truly validates his recognition as Employee of the Month. Thank you, Alejandro, for your exceptional dedication. 


Celestine G.

Bus Operator

Celestine is a dedicated employee who has made significant improvements over time. We appreciate her professional growth and commitment to continuous improvement. Celestine has recently been recognized by passengers along her route and received a Commendation Certificate for her contributions to Great Customer Service!  AC Transit commends and thanks Celestine—keep up the good work! 

Shane K. 

Journey Level Mechanic

Shane has demonstrated exceptional dedication in conserving both time and funds for the district. He has tirelessly repaired the HVAC system in our BRT coaches, going above and beyond. Additionally, his pivotal role in maintaining our fuel cell coaches during station downtime has been invaluable. Shane consistently lends a helping hand, particularly in the upkeep of our zero-emission vehicles.  


Jesus G. 

Bus Operator

Operator Jesus recently earned a well-deserved Safety Award based on his hard work and focus on safety. In April, we received notice from OCC that Jesus went above and beyond his normal duties to help and support one of his fellow Operators in a tense situation. Per OCC Controller 73, “I can’t give the operator enough praise for his unselfish, heroic actions. People like him are a breath of fresh air and the reason why I enjoy working for AC Transit.”  

Kiani B.

Service Employee

Kiani epitomizes the qualities of a diligent and committed employee. Her exceptional work ethic and unwavering positive attitude set her apart, as she consistently treats everyone with respect. Recently, Kiani showcased her outstanding skills by emerging victorious in the 2024 Local Bus Roadeo driving competition, underscoring her dedication and talent. Your contributions are sincerely valued and appreciated.