Have you seen this man at a bus stop?

Dennis Eaves with a photo from his original Omnitrans employee badge

This man has been waiting at the bus stop for 25 years!  Well not waiting actually. Working is more like it. In his two and a half decades, Dennis Eaves probably has been to all of the 2,500 bus stop locations in our 450 square mile service area.

Neither wind nor rain or summer heat wave can keep Dennis down, and in 2011 he had a perfect work attendance record. He’s installed new bus stops and benches or relocated them as needed, cleaned bus stops and removed graffiti.

When Dennis started with Omnitrans, bus stop signs just had the Omnitrans logo on the front.  Since then we added route decals on the signs and installed schedule kiosks at more than 299 locations.  We’ve also added 171 trash cans and 49 solar lights at 220 locations.   Later this year Dennis and the rest of the Stops and Stations team will be changing out all our bus stops signs with new ones featuring our new logo to be unveiled in August.

Since Dennis first began working for Omnitrans in 1987, he’s lost a lot of hair. But he still has the same drive and can-do attitude that he walked in the door with 25 years ago. If you see him at a bus stop near you, be sure to give him a shout out!

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