Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

HART Bus Drivers Go 7 Million Miles

Four HART bus drivers have a combined safe-driving stretch of 7 million miles. This is equivalent to driving to the moon and back 14 times without an accident.

They each were recognized yesterday for this remarkable achievement during the Tampa Area Safety Council's 31st Annual Safety Awards Luncheon:

  • Richard Alvarez - 2 million miles of driving without a preventable accident
  • Andrew Bell - 2 million miles of driving without a preventable accident
  • James Chapman - 2 million miles of driving without a preventable accident
  • Marion "Rocky" Wells - 1 million miles of driving without a preventable accident

In addition to yesterday's recognition, these drivers will boast a HART patch on their uniforms to distinguish them as a million-mile safe driver.

On average, it takes about 14 years for an operator to achieve 1 million miles of driving without a preventable accident. In 1994, and every year since 1998, several HART drivers have been inducted into this prestigious million-mile club. Eighteen HART drivers have qualified for the 2 million mile club, and one has qualified for the three million mile club.

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