OCCK Transportation is pleased to announce that Rena Bishop, Supervisor at OCCK Transportation, has won the inaugural Silver Star Award from the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP).
The Kansas RTAP Rural General Public Bus Operator Silver Star Award was created to honor the men and women who safely transport people in rural Kansas. This award is intended to celebrate the work of rural bus operators and all they do every day for their communities.
Bishop has worked at OCCK Transportation for 13 years, first as a driver before becoming a supervisor.
“I am delighted to be the first recipient of the Silver Award,” said Bishop. “It is an honor to be recognized by KU RTAP for all my hard work, dedication and commitment to public transport.”
When asked what she loves most about her job, Bishop said, “I love the people we serve, the drivers, our team, basically everything around me makes me happy.” Bishop recognizes the importance of transit drivers in his community, saying, “Everything you do makes a difference in someone’s life. “
For the very first time, Kansas RTAP has issued a call for nominations for outstanding transit drivers in the state of Kansas because they believe that drivers are heroes in their communities and want to recognize them as they deserve for their hard work, especially last year.
The mission of the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program is to improve the mobility of all rural Kansans through quality training and technical assistance to rural and specialty transit providers. Kansas RTAP is funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). PART services are offered in each state, with a national resource center for PART training materials hosted within the national PART