February 17, 2021

Passenger Profile: Tom & Carol

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Passengers Tom and Carol sitting at the #10 bus stop at the Civic Center Transit Center. They are both sitting on the bench, smiling at the camera and wearing face masks

In celebration of Valentine’s Day this month, we are sharing the stories of couples who met on Metro Transit. This week’s Passenger Profile features two lovebirds, Tom and Carol. 

Tom and Carol may not have met for the first time on Metro, but Metro is intertwined in their love story. And they will always have a special place in their heart for the #99 Downtown Trolley – because that’s the bus they were riding when Tom proposed!

It was right after Valentine’s Day – February 15, 2019 – and they were heading down Washington Avenue in between 14th Street and Tucker. Tom and Carol were riding MetroBus to the casino, and he knew in that moment he had to ask her.

“All of a sudden I just thought, it’s time to propose,” he shared. The proposal was so spontaneous, Tom didn’t even have a ring yet.

“It was a total surprise, but very exciting,” Carol told us. And she said yes right away.

Photo of passenger Tom and Carol on their wedding day, smiling at the camera. Tom's arm is around Carol, and they are wearing matching white Cardinals jerseys. Carol is holding a yellow and purple bridal bouquet.

Tom and Carol knew each other for 17 years before he proposed. For the first three years, Tom said she didn’t talk to him much. Then, one day he went up to her and said, “Smile, you’re on candid camera” – and from there, they hit it off.

Their love grew from a wonderful friendship. They moved in with each other, started riding Metro together, and the rest is history. The two were married on October 4, 2019, with a special Cardinals-themed wedding.

Tom and Carol are always riding together, and use both MetroBus and MetroLink to get everywhere they need to go.

You can normally catch them on the #10 Gravois-Lindell, but they also enjoy hopping on MetroLink and exploring. They like to spend their commutes on Metro talking to each other, and they see their travels as a way to spend more time together.

“Every time you see her on MetroBus, you see me. And every time you see me, you will see her,” Tom shared.

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1 thought on “Passenger Profile: Tom & Carol”

  1. Detria says:

    What a wonderful story and picture.I hear that Tom is a good cook.Dee and I are step sisters.I live in Oklahoma and haven’t seen Tom in along time.They look so happy.Life is better with the one you love is by your side.❤️

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