Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to make our Omnitrans buses running smoothly and safely? We recently paid a visit to the shop where we were treated to a tour.
Mechanic Rudy Hernandez started working for Omnitrans as a young high school intern. As soon as he graduated, we brought him on board as a mechanic, and he’s been with us ever since.
Rudy and the other mechanics routinely inspect each bus inside and out to make sure the vehicle is ready for its route.
From wheelchair locks, bike racks, mirrors, engines, hoses and belts–everything must be tested to make sure it’s in good working condition.
Empty bus bays are always a good sign. It means vehicles are working and out on the road!
Omnitrans CEO Milo Victoria began his career in public transit as a mechanic. He still enjoys visiting the shop to check out the buses.
For more photos from our tour, visit us on Flickr!