Story by Jennifer Rawls
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At the recent Tennessee Public Transit Association’s annual Conference and “Roadeo,” members of the Clarksville Transit System brought home major awards.
“At the annual conference, TPTA gives awards for administration excellence as well as for the “Roadeo” competition,” explained CTS Director Jimmy Smith. “Clarksville not only did well in the driving competition but we also received awards for our administration.”
Arthur Bing, Assistant Director of CTS, was named Urban Executive/Manager of the Year. CTS bus operator Justin Jones won first place in the thirty foot bus category and maintenance technician Delwin Guess placed third in the conversion van category.
The “Roadeo” consisted of eleven obstacles representing all aspects of driving a public bus. “The obstacles are designed to present the toughest issues our drivers can face every day. They have to be completed in order and are scored very strictly,” Mr. Smith said.
“Mr. Bing’s award is certainly well-deserved,” said Mr. Smith. “Mr. Jones and Mr. Guess worked hard to prepare for the ‘Roadeo.’ They all represent the City of Clarksville proudly.”
“I’m very proud of CTS and the service it offers to our citizens,” said Mayor Kim McMillan. “I’ve always known CTS and all of their employees are the best in the State. Now everyone else knows it, too!”
For more information about CTS services, please log on to www.clarksvilletransit.org.