For Kayla Sulier getting a job at TARTA was filling a need – a need for a job. Now, nearly a year and a half in, she’ll tell you that’s it’s become much more.
“This job has made me grow a lot. It’s made me grow a lot more,” she said.
When she applied, she knew driving the “big buses” wasn’t for her. Instead, she pursued TARPS, TARTA’s paratransit service. It was a perfect fit.
“I like working with people and dealing with people who have disabilities. My parents raised a child – me – with disabilities, so it just made it easier to interact with people living with disabilities.”
TARPS provides riders with disabilities the freedom to travel through, and, explore the city and its surroundings. Buses offer full accessibility and the staff is highly training to meet the needs of passengers. The services are cost efficient and ensures flexibility with rider schedules.
Sulier, 25, says she truly enjoys her job. Her on-the-job performance backs up her obvious passion for the position.
In July, Connor Briggs, the director of TARPS, recognized Kayla for her “on-time-performance.” Out of dozens of trips, she made it to her destinations, ON TIME, 98.59% of the time!
Kayla credits her family’s military background.
“Always being on time was drilled into our heads my entire life.”
Thanks to that methodology, TARPS passengers are getting to work, to doctor appointments, to school and home again without missing a beat. For that, TARTA is grateful. We’re proud to have Kayla’s dedication and compassion on our team.
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