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Dakota Transit Association awards Dickinson Public Transit at fall conference

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Larry Robinson was awarded the 2019 Friend of Transit for North Dakota award for his support of ND’s public transit needs in the state.

Dickinson Public Transit in Dickinson, ND received two awards at the Dakota Transit Association’s (DTA) Fall Conference held in Dickinson. DTA was formed in 1985 to address the need for greater communication between transportation providers and to serve as a unified voice for public transportation agencies within the states of North Dakota and South Dakota at the national level. Larry Robinson and Kelsey Connole were nominated by Colleen Rodakowski, executive director of Dickinson Public Transit.

Robinson was awarded the 2019 Friend of Transit for North Dakota award for his support of ND’s public transit needs in the state. He has been on the Elder Care Management Board, which oversees Dickinson’s Public Transit agency since its inception in 1990. Robinson is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) in Dickinson. Transit services are vital to the elderly, disabled, and general public, and Robinson is committed to public transit for North Dakota and has been a consistent, strong, and dedicated supporter. “We would have a difficult time providing public transit services without Robertson,” says Rodakowski. “It was an honor to present him with this recognition.”

Connole received the 2019 Outstanding Support Staff of the Year award for North Dakota for exhibiting extraordinary dedication and professionalism. She started at Elder Care/Dickinson Public Transit in December 2015 as an administrative assistant. With Connole’s strong communication skills and problem-solving ability, she has been promoted to Finance/Human Resources Coordinator. Rodakowski states, “Connole has grown significantly to where she is seeked out by management for her knowledge, which is why she was promoted to work in human resources. She is a strong member of our team and handles our customer complaints.”

Dickinson Public Transit has been serving the community of Dickinson for over 30 years. It is located at 361 26 th Street East in Dickinson with hours of operation from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday- Friday, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday with early closings on some holidays. Call 701.483.6564 for a ride.

For more information, contact Colleen Rodakowski, Executive Director Cell 701.590.9311

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Kelsey Connole received the 2019 Outstanding Support Staff of the Year award for North Dakota for exhibiting extraordinary dedication and professionalism.

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