ABA News - UTAPS Puts Drivers to the Test

University Transportation & Parking Services (UTAPS) takes a hands-on approach when it comes to training new student drivers. Students who have met the unit load, GPA and driving record requirements, passed the requisite physical and drug tests, and earned a Class B license, arrive on campus ready to go. But driving the Hornet Shuttle Express buses requires more than just agility, sobriety, good standing and skill. It requires the ability to rofessionally handle a variety of situations that could occur.

ABA staff volunteered to help put drivers to the test, acting out a variety of scenarios during the June 2012 training. With direction provided by UTAPS Senior Director Nancy Fox, volunteers did their best to be authentically difficult, posing as argumentative passengers, riders attempting to board with food and open containers, and those without a OneCard to validate their student status. Following each scenario, Shuttle Coordinator Gavril Sarcadi worked with new drivers to assess their handling of the given situation...read more.

ABA Awards & Recognition

The ABA Staff Peer Awards Program is an annual recognition program that allows ABA staff to recognize the work of their colleagues. Each year, awards are presented in five distinct categories that represent...read more.

Message from the VP

If you have walked the campus this summer, you have likely noticed the swell of activity. Along with the typical seasonal events such as summer camps and orientation, there are many facility improvements underway. From a classroom improvement project...read more.

ABA Green News

May was Clean Air Month, and Sacramento State hosted the 36th Annual Breathe California Clean Air Awards Luncheon in the University Union Ballroom on May 18. This is the third year Breathe California has chosen Sac State as the site...read more


Staff Spotlight - Joey Martinez

Every issue of the FOCUS Newsletter spotlights an ABA staff member whose work deserves mention.

This edition features Joey Martinez, the University Recycling Coordinator, Facilities Services. ...read more.



ABA Summer Plans

Within ABA are employees who understand that, in addition to a strong work ethic, a healthy work-life balance is important. The summer brings sunny skies, warm weather, and for many, family vacations as well as recreational activities.

This summer, multiple ABA employees have been participating in the Sac State Summer Golf League, which meets at Cordova Golf Course every week from May 31 through August 16. ...read more.

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