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: Group Of 20-30 Robbers Swarm Burnsville Best Buy On Black Friday
He said he’s seen a lot of changes along the way.READ MORE: Sophie's Squad Raising Mental Health Awareness For Youth Athletes In Minnesota
“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: Family Of 5 Without Home After House Burns Down On Thanksgiving
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.