source: CBS Boston
When shuttle driver Mark Trocchio returned a woman’s lost purse last week he had no idea he would get this much attention. He didn’t want to take any credit for his act of honesty – he didn’t even give the woman his name. Mark was just doing what he knew was right when he picked the bag up off of the sidewalk, found the owner and gave it back to her. See the full story in our earlier blog post, Shuttle Driver Saves the Day for Vacationing Family.
The team at TransAction was so proud of what Mark did and how he represented the company’s corporate values that they shared his story on social media. Multiple local news outlets got wind of the story including local FOX News, WHDH, and CBS Boston who broadcast Mark’s feel-good story that evening for their 11pm newscast. Since being aired, Mark's story been shared again and again across the country in online blogs, radio stations, and on national news syndication networks like CNN wire and CBS News.
It was during the broadcast that Mark shared a bit of his own backstory related to substance abuse. “There was a time in my life when I would have never tried to give that back,” he said. “But I’m just glad I’m over that hump.” Although drugs and alcohol once threatened to bring him down, Mark, a former Marine, has been clean for 17 years – and counting. President and CEO Cindy Frené said “ Everyone deserves a second chance. Mark has shown that he is a good person and a hard worker. It’s a remarkable story.”
Though Mark remains humble and isn't looking for a reward or even recognition for his good deed, the management team at TransAction Corporate Shuttles thought it only fitting to award him Operator of the Month. His actions have represented the company’s values – and his own integrity – with such class and honesty. Congratulations, Mark!