SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 28, 2016) — VIA Metropolitan Transit yesterday held a special ceremony to honor 11 bus and van operators for their stellar safe driving records and induct them into the One Million Mile Club and the Two Million Mile Club. This brings the membership of both clubs to 240 VIA operators for One Million and 43 VIA operators for Two Million.
The Million Mile Clubs are part of a program sponsored by the National Safety Council to honor bus and van operators for safe operations with outstanding driving performance. VIA organized its own One Million Mile Club in 1998, and started the Two Million Mile Club the following year.
To qualify for membership in the One Million Mile Club, a bus or van operator must demonstrate an exceptional dedication to safe vehicle operations by completing 12-and-a-half consecutive years without a preventable accident. To get into the more exclusive Two Million Mile Club, an operator must accumulate 25 years with the same safety criterion.
VIA also has a very exclusive Three Million Mile Club that requires a member to have completed 37-and-a-half years without a preventable accident. There is currently one member of this club, VIA Bus Operator Jesse Quintero, Jr.
VIA Metropolitan Transit provides regional multimodal transportation options that connect our community to opportunity, support economic vitality, and enhance quality of life throughout our region. VIA serves 14 member cities and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County, operating seven days a week on 90 routes. In 2015, VIA provided 42.2 million rides across the region. VIA’s AAA bond rating reflects the organization’s sound management and financial practices. Visit www.VIAinfo.net for more information. Follow us on www.Facebook.com/VIATransit, www.Twitter.com/VIA_Transit, and www.Instagram.com/VIATransit.