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July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

We Are Metro: Bus Operator Darrell Pulliam

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The most visible face of Metro are our fleet of MetroLink cars, MetroBuses  and Call-A-Ride vans, but Metro employs nearly two thousand people in the region, doing everything from internet technology to repairing the Eads Bridge.  On Nextstop, we want to take time to talk with some of the people that work hard every day to keep Metro running.  If you have a suggestion for someone you want to highlight, or want to know more about the different jobs here at Metro, email us at blog@nextstopstl.org.

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Darrell Pulliam has been a bus operator at Metro for 13 ½ years and has an infectious enthusiasm about his job.  Operators are the true public face of Metro – if you are taking public transit, an operator is the person driving you.  Currently, he drives the #11 Chippewa route and is the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788 representative for the DeBaliviere bus garage.  Here, Darrell tells why he enjoys driving a bus and shares some of his stories, including one about an Ethiopian family he befriended doing his route.  If you see Darrell along the #11 route in South St. Louis City, be sure to say hello.

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