Employee Of the Year



Operations and Planning Manager

Congratulations Steve!

Clallam Transit System (CTS) is proud to recognize Operations and Planning Manager Steve Hopkins as the recipient of the 2017 “Employee of the Year” award.


Steve joined CTS in October 2016 and quickly began to address long-standing concerns related to several routes and in doing so; he also improved many Transit Operator work schedules. Steve introduced mobile ticketing that enables customers to purchase transit passes through a mobile device and then the mobile device also serves as the boarding pass.


One of Steve’s most significant contributions was his design of The Strait Shot, Route 123, to the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal, which has received tremendous support and ridership since it began in June 2017. Steve was noted for improving employee morale by his work ethic and willingness to help out wherever he is needed, including getting behind the wheel of the bus to maintain service.


Steve was nominated and selected by CTS employees and notably, was the first manager in CTS history to ever receive this award.


On behalf of CTS and the public we serve, thank you Steve for your incredible efforts!


Employee of the Quarter

Third Quarter 2018

Doug Lorentzen


Doug’s focus has been since day one, dependable buses for our customers. In today’s tough world of complicated technology and changing EPA regulations, Doug has remained vigilant in studying, learning, and remaining on top of the mechanical game.  No matter the difficulty of the situation, Doug will remain positive with a can-do attitude.


Congratulations Doug!



First Quarter 2018

Ann Rider

Transit Operator and Relief Dispatcher

Ann is being commended for her performance as a Transit Operator as well as for her duties as a Relief Dispatcher. She has been recognized by her co-workers for her ability to remain calm and professional during difficult situations. CTS and its passengers are grateful for her dedicated service.


Congratulations Ann!

Employee of the Quarter

Second Quarter 2018

Steve Thanem

Operations Dispatcher

Steve does a lot of work behind the scenes.  He is a calm and steady voice that comes across the radio during a time of chaos.  Steve always shows up to work and does a great job. He goes that extra mile to get what the crew needs to get the job done.


Congratulations Steve!



Fourth Quarter 2017

Steve Hopkins

Operations and Planning Manager

Steve is recognized for outstanding job performance in addition to the many efforts on behalf of Clallam Transit System. Steve has been instrumental in the crafting of additional bus service for the community along with the daily trips to Bainbridge Island ferry terminal on the Strait Shot 123 route, connecting Port Angeles to Seattle. CTS is a better place since Steve's arrival in 2016.

Congratulations Steve!