CAT Will Miss You, Randy Williams!


Randy Williams
Randy Williams

On any given day during the week, at any given hour – between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – on ONE particular route, you might glimpse a bus traveling through the streets of Savannah, GA with ONE particular man at the steering wheel.

That man, Ranell “Randy” Williams, has become entwined with the history of the Chatham Area Transit Authority while professionally maneuvering the #25 West Lake route. He has gained the respect and admiration of his passengers and co-workers for 44 years.

His quiet and gentle nature is known by all and his loyalty to his passengers and consistent on-time performance is second to none. And now, Randy is retiring.

Randy began his career with the Savannah Transit Authority in February of 1965, as the seventh African- American bus operator hired. He has proudly served as both vice president and president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1324 for more than 19 years.

Williams has achieved an outstanding safety record and is recognized in the Chatham Area Transit Safety Hall of Fame. He has also reached another milestone in his life, he and his wife, Pearl, recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Chatham Area Transit has greatly benefitted by having such a high caliber employee who has always maintained an enthusiastic commitment to only the highest standards of public transit. Randy will be missed by his passengers and fellow employees as well.

Chatham Area Transit thanks Randy Williams for being such an outstanding ambassador! Thanks, for the memories Randy.

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