MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After 43 years on the job, a very good Metro Transit bus driver has retired.
On Wednesday morning, Jerry Olson said goodbye to some of the 23 million riders he’s served over the years. He’s never had an accident during all those years of driving.READ MORE: Target Field Holds Hiring Event In Anticipation Of Full Reopening
He said he’s seen a lot of changes along the way.READ MORE: Wisconsin Disabled Community Opposes Changes To Election Law: 'Ultimately, They're Harming A Very Large Minority'
“I’ve spent over two-thirds of my life here,” he said. “To watch the company from 500, 600 drivers to 1,500 to light rail, so many changes to a brand-new freeway system that are now getting old, and then I’m still here.”MORE NEWS: Report: Suicides In Minnesota Declined In 2020
Olson said he doesn’t know what he’ll do next. His wife is also a bus driver, but she’s only got 31 years in, so she will need to keep driving a while longer to match his stint.