Each month we highlight operators and other employees for their exceptional customer service. This month we recognize Anthony Rangel, who spotted a gentleman in need of emergency medical assistance and helped him get that care.
“While driving, Anthony spotted a man in a wheelchair who looked like he needed help. Anthony stopped his bus and helped him board. It was at that point that Anthony realized the man had severe frostbite on his exposed feet and quickly jumped in to get him the necessary emergency medical assistance that he needed. He saved his life.”
After receiving the commendation, we wanted to know more about Anthony, and he graciously agreed to answer a few of our questions.
- How long have you driven for RTD, and have you always been a bus driver?
- I have driven for RTD for almost one year and absolutely love my job. Before that I was in the Marines for four years and served in Kuwait and Iraq. I’ve also worked for a diesel parts company and Anheuser-Busch.
- What were you in a previous life?
- I was a warrior. The Marines made this come true by giving me the ability to serve.
- What do you like best about your job?
- Serving the public. I’ve learned to treat people with patience and kindness.
- If you could listen to music while working, what type?
- I would listen to KOSI 105.1 (70s-90s music) and rock on KBPI. A variety of music is good.
- If you could deck out your bus, what style?
- I’d black it out and lower it to be like a low-rider. I’d even add hydraulics—it would make it really easy to help people get on and off the bus!
- If you could change your uniform color, what color?
- I like the all-black look. I really like the button-up shirts with pockets because I carry pens and a notepad, so a black button-up shirt would be the way to go.
- What type of service would you drive if given the choice and/or favorite service to drive or operate?
- Definitely the 120x. It is mostly a commuter route and, if I got a break on that route, my wife could visit me since this route is close to our home.