Thoughts and sympathies going out to the a 16-year-old girl and her family, as well as Sac RT bus driver Yon Gomez. According to the Bee, Gomez had a “medical event” just before his bust hit the unidentified girl.

I’ve been taking the bus to the work the last few days, which has been surprisingly convenient. A few years ago, RT had to cut back on bus service because a dearth of drivers and increased overtime costs as a result. My bus the last couple of days has been on time (or even a little bit ahead of schedule), much unlike my junior high school days when I sometimes had to wait 45 minutes for a late bus.

And on a happier note, my bus driver this morning (on the #6 route) took a moment to announce that effective Wednesday there would be a new driver on the route. This driver (who’s name I didn’t get) was “turning in the steering wheel for a bowling ball.” He announced his retirement to a roaring applause on the bus and shouts of congratulations. Good Luck and may the turkeys be plentiful.

11:02 pm Update: KCRA just reported that the man who took control of the bus when Gomez took ill was legally blind!!! Hooray for him for surely preventing other potential harm.

2 Comments so far

  1. cd (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

    welcome back from the bar!

  2. Jamus (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 11:08 pm

    Thank you. I’m actually back from several bars. =)

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