King County Metro Operator Al Ramey Completes 50 Years of Safe Driving

Metro Transit operator Al Ramey drove into the history books Friday, April 12, 2013, when he completed 50 years of Safe Driving. Coworkers, friends and family cheered as Al, 81, returned to South Base in South Seattle. County Executive Dow Constantine declared the day Al Ramey Day.

By safely completing yet another trip – carrying commuters to Seattle on Route 150 – Al marked 50 years of safe driving, and he might be the only driver ever to earn that distinction for a transit agency.

Cheers erupted from a crowd of Metro workers, his family and friends celebrating his accomplishment Friday morning. His destination sign was reprogrammed as he arrived to read “Al Ramey 50 Years Safe Driving.”