Drivers carry TRIPS through pandemic
The national Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) recognized transportation workers nationwide for their ongoing work in serving the public throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including TRIPS Public Transportation, operated by Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP).
“We are proud of our drivers and staff for the work they do every day and are especially proud of how they have continued to serve the public during the challenges of the past two years,” GLCAP Rural Transit Director Jacquie Wells said.
Since March 2020, TRIPS drivers have been masking up and enacting additional cleaning and sanitation measures to ensure safe passenger transportation to medical appointments and other needs for Sandusky County residents.
“We always take great care in maintaining our vehicles, but we have been extra attentive to sanitation and other public health measures throughout the pandemic,” Wells added.
Last year in 2021, TRIPS drivers covered 221,023 miles and provided a total of 22,562 rides throughout Sandusky County. Additionally, TRIPS Fremont Shuttle services traveled 39,047 miles and gave 7,094 rides to passengers throughout Fremont. TRIPS currently has 18 drivers serving Sandusky County and is seeking applications for on-call positions.
“We are always in need of on-call position to help us fill in routes and keep our service running smoothly,” Wells said.
Details on TRIPS are available at www.glcap.org/trips, and information on driver positions and other GLCAP careers is available at www.glcap.org/jobs.