Posted on July, 11 2022
As part of the Iowa Public Transit Association's (IPTA's) annual meeting and Roadeo in early July 2022, several DART Fixed Route and Paratransit Operators were recognized for their efforts. As part of the annual meeting, one DART Fixed Route Operator, Greg Bailey and one DART Paratransit Operator, Joe Vitale, were recognized as DART's Operators of the year. These employees were selected for this recognition by DART staff and were featured in a dinner during the annual meeting in Cedar Rapids.
DART employees who competed in, and won, DART's Roadeo event in May traveled to the event to compete in the state Roadeo for the chance to move on to compete in the national event. Of these, DART Fixed Route Operator Justin Hazebroek placed 3rd in the large bus state Roadeo competition and DART Paratransit Operator, Kurt Mackel-Wiederanders placed 2nd in the small bus state Roadeo competition. Congratulations to these operators, and to all of DART's employees who were recognized at, or competed in, IPTA's annual meeting or Roadeo.