Michael Cahill

Operator Cahill

A customer in Boulder wrote this about Operator Michael Cahill: 

"This driver is awesome. He provides excellent service. I know that customers are expected to exit from the back. I am elderly and have problems with my back. The driver was very observant. We pulled up to my stop. The driver told me, "You can get off through the front entrance, it's okay." I didn't even have to ask.  He was patient and did not rush me.  I appreciated his good customer service. I really depend on RTD, I really do. I can't drive anymore. I have to take the bus. It makes life a lot easier for me. I ended up forgetting my cellphone. He found it and kept it up front with him. I met the bus when it came back around.  The driver opened the door and said, "I have your phone!" He remembered me! What a great driver."

Q&A

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

  • 14 years as a bus operator

What were you in a previous life?  

  • Concrete work and furniture sales

What do you like best about your job? 

  • Helping people in need

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

  • Would listen to classics, and R&B

If you could deck out your bus, what style? 

  • He would deck out a bus in a simple, practical style with soft seats

If you could change your uniform color, what color? 

  • Orange

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

  • I like all of our service and am happy to drive anything