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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Pocatello Regional Transit Director Dave Hunt to Retire

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The career of Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) Director Dave Hunt is making a stop at retirement.

March 30 will be the last day for Hunt in the role of Director. Hunt started with the Southeast Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) in 1980 as a part-time bus driver and bus washer while he was attending Idaho State University.

“One of my fondest memories during this time was delivering food from the St. Anthony Hospital cafeteria to Meals on Wheels participants,” Hunt said. “The people were always so gracious and appreciative of the service.”

In the fall of 1982, his career took him from SEICAA to the City Public Transportation Department as Operations Manager when the public transit system transitioned to a City department. In 1985, he moved to Twin Falls where he spent roughly seven years as a gunsmith. Nevertheless, in 1993, the road led back to PRT, where he returned as an Administrative Assistant. Two years later, he was promoted to Operations Manager and in 2009, he assumed the role of Director.

“PRT has been fortunate to have been involved with many, many great projects over the years,” said Hunt. “We’ve been able to provide transportation to the singers of the Idaho International Choral Festival, the many people that converged on Old Town for the Disney Parade, the volunteers for Extreme Home Makeover, the Japanese Sister Cities Delegation, and the annual Tour of Lights. One of our buses even had a small part in Napoleon Dynamite.”  

Dave and his wife, Margaret, plan to spend more time camping and serving in the community. They also plan to enjoy more time with their six kids and 15 grandchildren. He is also looking forward to devoting more time to gunsmithing.

An open house will be held in his honor Friday, March 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pocatello Regional Transit Center, 5815 South 5th Avenue. The public is invited to attend.  

“I will definitely miss the people I’ve worked with over the years,” Hunt said. “They have become like family.”

For more information on Pocatello Regional Transit, visit pocatellotransit.com.

The Pocatello Regional Transit Center is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Dave Hunt at dhunt@pocatello.us; 208.234.6248 or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.

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