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In Memoriam: Torres, APTA System Safety Auditor

Robert Torres, 70, of Azusa, CA, a member of the APTA System Safety Audit Team for three years, died March 28.

Torres had more than 32 years of bus and rail safety experience. Before his retirement, he was director of transit system safety for Los Angeles Metro, managing the agency’s bus and rail system safety programs. He was instrumental in starting the agency’s occupational health programs and ergonomic program and launched its first collision investigation unit.

Following his retirement, Torres conducted safety lead audits throughout the United States and Canada and in Hong Kong.
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