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Minn. Metro Transit driver retires after 36 years

Posted on January 15, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Metro Transit bus driver Tony Taylor made one of his final runs, capping off a career that started in 1978 when buses had no air-conditioning, power steering, GPS or electronic fare machines, the StarTribune reported.

For 36 years, Taylor has delivered more than two million passengers to their destinations in all corners of the Twin Cities area at all hours of the day. He’s logged more than 700,000 miles without an accident and collected more than 60 driving awards, including being named the Minnesota 2013 Bus Operator of the Year.

Taylor’s route ended with a surprise visit from GM Brian Lamb and co-workers who boarded his bus. Passengers broke into applause as Lamb presented Taylor with a framed print featuring a replica of a pocket schedule for Route 877, Taylor’s badge number. For the full story, click here.

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