Transit to Ask for Bus Driver Eligibility List
By Brandi Makuski
City leaders on Monday will have to decide allowing room for additional bus drivers for the transit department.
According to Joel Lemke, utilities director, the city’s transit operating has a tough time filling some of its vacancies and has had problems operating on schedule.
In a memo sent to the city’s Personnel Committee, Lemke said if approved, his department would create an eligibility list for qualified drivers to fill the vacancies.
“This ability would give us better stability in the bus operator position and allow better control on overtime budgets,” Lemke wrote in his memo.
The Personnel Committee meets at 6 PM on Monday, Nov. 10 at Lincoln Center, 1519 Water Street. The public is welcome to attend.