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MTA Employee Retires On Eve Of 100th Birthday

March 21, 2006

LOS ANGELES – Arthur Winston, a service attendant for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, retired on the eve of his 100th birthday after 76 years with the transit agency, reported NBC4.TV.Winston was scheduled to be recognized during the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting in a ceremony arranged by Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke. In 1924, Winston joined the transit agency, which was then known as the Pacific Electric Railway Company. He left the company in 1928, only to return six years later. In the past 72 years, Winston has missed only one day of work. That was in 1988, when his wife died. Winston is a service attendant leader at the Arthur Winston Division in South Los Angeles. The Metro bus division was named in his honor in 1997 by the MTA Board of Directors. At age 99, he is responsible for a crew of 11 employees who clean, maintain and refuel Metro buses. In 1996, Winston received a congressional citation as “Employee of the Century” from President Bill Clinton. MTA officials will celebrate Winston's retirement and birthday in a ceremony at the bus division. Winston, who was born in Oklahoma before it was a state, plans to spend his retirement tending to his flower garden and visiting family in Los Angeles and Oklahoma.

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