February 27, 2019

At an event last evening to celebrate employee excellence, the TTC honoured the members of the Streetcar Overhead Team as its Employees of the Year for 2018.

Last May, Vincent Balfour, Peter Benerowski, Sean Bryce, Milan Novakovic, Clancy Friel and Thomas Reilly were waiting at an intersection when they witnessed a dump truck strike a woman, leaving her critically injured. The driver then fled the scene.

Two of the crew members jumped out of their truck and started to perform first aid with radio communication to other crew members who followed the dump truck. The team’s swift action led to the apprehension and arrest of the driver, and likely saved the woman’s life.

The Rewards and Recognition program celebrates TTC employees’ demonstrated diligence and dedication to the organization, honouring top performers in the areas of Leadership, Creativity & Innovation, Safety, Customer Service and Teamwork. A key focus of the TTC’s Corporate Plan is to recognize staff for the contributions they make every day and to share stories of TTC employees who exemplify The TTC Way.

“The recipients of these awards make me and the entire organization proud,” said TTC Deputy CEO Kirsten Watson. “These employees represent the best of the best of our nearly 15,000 employees who work diligently day in and day out to deliver safe, reliable service to our customers.”

2018 Award Recipients

Employees of the Year
Vincent Balfour, Peter Benerowski, Sean Bryce, Milan Novakovic, Overhead Linespeople, Streetcar Maintenance and Infrastructure
Clancy Friel, Thomas Reilly, Apprentice Overhead Linespeople, Streetcar Maintenance and Infrastructure

Leadership
Steven Cuschieri, Bus Maintenance Manager, Bus Maintenance and Shops

Creativity & Innovation
Richard Brettell, Engineering Technologist, Rail Cars and Shops

Safety
Maria Kapovsky,
Curriculum Development Specialist, Operations Training Centre

Customer Service
Rishu Chadha, Terri Hay, Hovig Kerkezian, Kevin McAnena, Senior Customer Service Representatives, Customer Service Centre
Matthew Di Taranto, Dispatcher, Transit Control
Ronald Sly, Customer Service Supervisor, Customer Service Centre

Teamwork
Vincent Balfour, Peter Benerowski, Sean Bryce, Milan Novakovic, Overhead Linespeople, Streetcar Maintenance and Infrastructure
Clancy Friel, Thomas Reilly, Apprentice Overhead Linesperson, Streetcar Maintenance and Infrastructure

CEO Special Award
Fort Monaco,
Chief Infrastructure and Engineering Officer

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