King County Metro is proud to announce a standout employee in our Vehicle Maintenance Division. Robert Dargan was named Metro’s 2022 Vehicle Maintenance Employee of the Year!

Dargan was surprised with the honor at a ceremony Sept. 8 at Metro’s East Base in Bellevue by King County Executive Dow Constantine, Metro General Manager Terry White and Vehicle Maintenance leadership staff.

Robert Dargan smiles standing in a vehicle maintenance bay at East Base holding a sign that reads "Vehicle Maintenance 2022 Employee of the Year Robert Dargan"

Vehicle Maintenance employees are recognized at Metro’s seven transit bases and our Component Supply Center throughout the year, and in turn they choose the “Best of the Best” to be the Vehicle Maintenance Employee of the Year.

with Thomas Getachew, Michael Marx and Maggie Brubaker, in front of a sign announcing King County Metro Vehicle Maintenance Employee of the Year Robert Dargan is celebrated at Metro’s East base operations in Bellevue, WA. on Sep. 8, 2022.
Vehicle maintenance leaders (left to right) Thomas Getachew, Robert Dargan, Michael Marx and Maggie Brubaker.

Dargan began his career with King County in May 1999 as Transit Mechanic and has been providing excellent service at King County Metro in this position.

Dargan is highly skilled mechanic, consistently performs his work every day and demonstrates his skills and attention to detail. Dargan has a very professional approach to his mechanical duties and is willing to take on hard to find repairs, fleet projects seeing the work through to completion. He adds strength and integrity to our agency and the service Metro provide to the public. Dargan performs cost effective repairs and always steps up to meet the needs of our organization.

Dedicated to helping his fellow co-worker and to keep Vehicle Maintenance moving, Dargan works tirelessly to repair buses and always steps up when needed. Base Chief Steve Blackwell called Dargan a “go to employee,” well respected by his peers, and always available to mentor others.

Dargan received a plaque recognizing his achievement and a monogrammed jacket designating him as the Employee of the Year. He also will receive public recognition of the award when his image is placed on bus cards both inside and outside on Metro coaches.

Congrats to Robert Dargan!

Operating our nationally recognized transit system relies on thousands of people. Every time you board a bus, ride light rail, or sail on the Water Taxi, there are staff who ensure the coach, train or vessel you ride gets you where you need to go comfortably and safely.

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