Valley Metro and Total Transit officials honored bus operator Jeff Ivans

Adam Bogdan | 23 July, 2020 | Next

PHOENIX, AZ – Valley Metro and Total Transit, as part of National Express Transit, honored bus operator Jeff Ivans for driving one million miles without a preventable accident.  Jeff has been driving buses since being hired by Total Transit for over 11 years and has demonstrated a dedication to excellence and safety.

Jeff states that when he came to Total Transit, he enjoyed the feeling of being part of a small family-friendly company and has remained here ever since.

“We’re proud to have Jeff Ivans serving our communities. He has proven himself to be a reliable bus operator dedicated to transporting passengers safely. Congratulations to Jeff on his milestone accomplishment,” said Scott Wisner, Valley Metro Bus Service Delivery Manager.

Jeff is married with three children and enjoys spending time together watching movies. In addition, Jeff rides his motorcycle every chance he gets.

Jeff was originally hired by Total Transit in 2009 as a transit driver, where he first illustrated his dedication to excellence. After many years in that position, he continues to operate both Express routes as well as Avondale Zoom Circulator.  Jeff has logged 25,000 hours worked without an accident in achieving the Million-Mile Award.

“A safe driving environment is an essential part of what we try to accomplish here at Total Transit. Jeff Ivans has been a bus operator with Total Transit for 11 years. In this time, not only has he performed his job admirably as it pertains to overall safety, but he has also aided countless others in creating a safe driving environment for all,” said Reno Navarette, Vice President of Operations and General Manager for Total Transit.

Jeff’s safety record has earned him membership into Total Transit’s Million Mile Club, which is part of a program sponsored by the National Safety Council to reward bus and van operators for safe vehicle operations.

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About Total Transit Enterprises

Total Transit Enterprises is a mobility management company, which provides private transportation, public transportation, and transportation management services. The company offers non-emergent medical transportation services to managed care organizations; on-demand transportation services for ADA members; and fixed route transit services.

National Express Transit A worldwide leader in Fixed Route and Paratransit solutions, National Express Transit (NEXT) has the experience and expertise to make sure there are no bumps along the way. NEXT is the transit division of National Express LLC (NELLC). As a subsidiary of National Express Group, NELLC is backed by the strength and history of one of the world’s leading public transit companies. Every contract is handled by a dedicated local team who delivers the professionalism and personal attention you’re looking for. Safety is always Job #1.