At GBT, we take our mission — contributing to a better community through public transportation — seriously. Underlying this mission is safety. Providing safe service to our riders, the people who have come to count on us, is key.
GBT provides more than 21,000 bus rides each day. That’s 2,000 more customers every day than we had just four years ago. GBT drivers are on the road more than 600 hours every day. They drive enough miles each month to travel around the world more than seven times. They operate 24/7, 365 days a year, in all kinds of conditions. To do this without incident is no small achievement.
Our supervisors and dispatchers also play a role in the safety of the operation, especially throughout weather and other events that impact our services. They work around the clock, going out on the road in severe weather conditions to make the critical call regarding service levels to insure safety for our drivers and customers.
No service would be possible without our maintenance staff. While they keep the bus fleet running in proper order on a day to day basis, they too have worked around the clock to keep our facilities open during extreme weather events like hurricanes and blizzards. Behind the scenes, many of our key staff members have stayed overnight in our facilities to insure we can operate as soon as possible when weather impacts service.
The dedication of such employees insures that we can meet our mission. These employees often exceed expectations to provide the best service possible. It is GBT’s great pleasure to honor those employees who have provided impeccable service.
This year we are proud to announce a special award for 40 years of service to Mike Guerrera, a mechanic in our maintenance department.
Thirty-three GBT bus drivers were honored with Safety Awards for 2015. These drivers have performed at the highest safety levels, without an accident for three or more years; two drivers, Dean Farmassony and Abraham Kagaboo, have driven with without an accident for 10 or more years. An additional 29 drivers have performed without an accident for over one or two years. The full list of award winners is below.
In addition to regular fixed route bus service, GBT provides paratransit service to seniors and riders with disabilities. Four minibus drivers won safety awards for years without an accident, as follows: Selby Quashie (11 Years), Russell Colon (5 years ), Hector Hernandez (5 years) and Angel Rivera (5 years).
“A place doesn’t change overnight, but you can tell when a city’s turned the corner. We’ve been Building in Bridgeport for almost a decade. It was a great place to launch a business. There’s good stock for development, we’re close to New York, and now, things are happening. A multimillion dollar renovation of the Mechanics and Farmers Building. The old Sears building is the fastest-growing community college in New England. And, the Eco Technology park has brought in hundreds of jobs,” said Brandon Hall, a principal partner at Forstone Capital.
“Building by building, we’re moving in the right direction. These are smart investments, creating jobs, making Bridgeport better every day.”
Good Friday Service
On Friday, April 14, Good Friday, GBT will be operating a Saturday schedule, with Routes 23 and 22x still operating.
Servicio el Viernes Santo
El viernes 14 de abril (Viernes Santo), GBT cumplirá el horario de los sábados, y las Rutas 23 y 22x seguirán operando.
April 22, 2015
Join us for our annual Earth Day event at the GBT bus station. Details to be announced.
April 9, 2015
Details to be announced.