Mar 15, 2013

Two Metro Bus Operators Honored for Rescuing Children

The quick thinking of two Metro bus operators might have saved the lives of two children in separate incidents less than a week apart in late February and early March.

 CINCINNATI – The quick thinking of two Metro bus operators might have saved the lives of two children in separate incidents less than a week apart in late February and early March.

Operators Ella Holloway and Dianne Wyly drive different Metro bus routes in different communities, but they both had similar experiences when they saw very young children walking alone near busy streets. They both jumped into action to keep the little ones from harm:

Ella Holloway photo

Dianne Wyly photo

 
“Metro bus operators are eyes on the community,” said Metro’s CEO Terry Garcia Crews. “Operators Holloway and Wyly demonstrated outstanding sensitivity and judgment; their actions helped prevent these children from being injured. They are heroes for keeping the children safe, and their actions deserve commendation.”

Holloway and Wyly were presented with the CEO’s STAR Award at the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Board meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 9 a.m., at the SORTA Board meeting, 602 Main St., downtown, 12th floor.

The STAR Award for “Service That Attracts Recognition” is a selective award is presented by, and at the sole discretion of, Metro’s CEO. The award acknowledges and rewards employees who demonstrate exemplary service to Metro and the community.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati.

#    #    #

For more photos, visit Metro's Facebook page.

View all news articles