Operators Of The Month

Owen Gondwe - April 2024 Operator of the Month

April 2024: Owen Gondwe

April’s Operator of the Month is Owen Gondwe from the Platte Division! Gondwe was nominated for assisting with moving a large pole that had fallen onto Pena Boulevard, causing traffic to back up. Gondwe assisted others in getting the pole off the road so that traffic could flow freely again. His efforts reduced what would have been a very lengthy delay down to just 14 minutes.

Gondwe’s manager notes that he is a long-time employee who rarely ever misses work, always volunteers to help where needed, and is always smiling when at the division.


How long have you driven for RTD? Have you always been a bus driver?

26 years Yes, I was part time for 13 years and then went to full time.

What were you in a previous life?

I worked with individuals who were developmentally challenged.

What do you like best about your job?

Driving the bus and meeting different people.

If you could listen to music while working, what type would you choose?

I would listen to Reggae.

If you could deck out your bus, what style would it be?

Jamaican style

If you could change your uniform color, what color would you prefer?

I would pick a red uniform.

What type of service would you drive if given the choice? What is your favorite service to drive or operate?

I like airport service which is what I’m driving now.

By RTD Staff