I met Nathan 5 years ago as we were learning to drive. He and two women are the only 3 bus drivers remaining from our 2019 class of 11 cadets. Check out our class photo https://www.blindspot.city/2019/02/public-servants.html
The memories of driving came flooding back yesterday while Nathan and I talked about how fast the last 5 years have flown by. He is enjoying driving and has found a rhythm that is tenable. He credited WSTA's policy change to max 10 hours of driving per day for helping reduce driver strain. He said before that there were too many accidents and too many drivers getting burn out chasing over time pay.
It was a joy to catch up with him and remember how important public transit is to our community. I am grateful riding the bus is an option for me.