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Bus doctor : oral history transcript : from mechanic to maintenance manager at the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District / 2003.
BANC MSS 2004/210 c; Phonotape 3705 C:1-4
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Title:

Bus doctor : oral history transcript: from mechanic to maintenance manager at the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District / 2003
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Johnson, Frank A., 1926-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

McCreery, Laura, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Childhood in Oakland, California; first job as a mechanic with Key System in 1942; Navy service during WWII; returning to Key System, 1947; transition from Key System to AC Transit, 1960; general manager, Al Bingham; the bus fleet; changes to hiring practices for mechanics; promotions to foreman and maintenance superintendent, 1970s; early role as shop steward; thoughts on the union; promotion to maintenance manager, 1983; reorganization of maintenance, 1985; starting a technical services unit; view of AC Transit's general managers; BART changes Bay Area public transit; using computers in technical services; management philosophy; sailing hobby; thoughts on diversity and affirmative action; retirement, 1999.

Date:

2003 (issued)

Subject:

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Johnson, Frank A -- 1926-
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (Calif.) -- History
Key System Transit Lines (Calif.)
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)
Transportation -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History

Note:

Frank A. Johnson. Interviews conducted by Laura McCreery in 2001. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District oral history series.
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3705 C:1-4.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (ii, 77 p.) : port. ; 29 cm.
4 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z1b0b
BANC MSS 2004/210 c
Phonotape 3705 C:1-4

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z1b0b