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January 18, 2010

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AROUND THE INDUSTRY

Fort Worth T Employees Credited with Life-Saving Efforts

Two employees of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T)—Tonia Vann, a bus operator since 2008, and Leslie McDonald, who joined the agency in 1990 and became a street supervisor in 2006—recently received recognition in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as Good Samaritans for their efforts in reviving an unconscious man at a T bus shelter.

In the Dec. 26, 2009, incident, Vann first noticed Tony Douglas as a passenger on her bus whom she found sleeping deeply when she reached the end of the line. After she roused him and he left the bus, she said, he walked to a nearby bus shelter and sat on the ground. When she returned to the site three hours later, Douglas was still there, unresponsive.

In accordance with T procedures, Vann contacted dispatch, and dispatcher Glenera Eason contacted McDonald and sent him to the scene. McDonald called 911 and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation before an ambulance arrived.

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