Submitted by Whatcom Transportation Authority

WTA’s most senior transit operator, Steve Sage, recently received the National Safety Council’s Million Mile Safe Driving Award.  Sage earned this award by driving a WTA bus an average of 25,000 miles per year, for 40 years–without a preventable accident.

WTA General Manager Pete Stark said, “Imagine 40 years of endlessly entering and exiting traffic to pick up passengers, all while answering their questions and helping them make connections.  All without causing a single traffic accident.  While we are incredibly proud to recognize Steve’s safety record, his passengers and fellow employees recognize him for being a kind person and an extremely professional transit operator.”

So far in 2015, the National Safety Council has awarded 62 transit operators the Million Mile Award, throughout the United States.

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