A total of 20 transit operators who are known for their selfless dedication and heroism in delivering much-needed transit services to riders in rural and urban areas of Missouri were each recently presented with a 2023 Missouri Transit Operator Champions’ award by the MPTA, including three operators from Metro Transit in St. Louis. The honorees were recognized during the 2023 Midwest Transit Conference held in Kansas City Sept. 6-8.
The transit operators honored at the event were nominated by their individual transit provider employers. All operators were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities and care for their riders. Metro Transit operators honored at the event included:
- Jimmy Braxton
- Tiara Lockwood
- Jerome Pampkin