Monroe Watson drove a Raleigh bus for 38 years and over 3,000,000 miles. Also, no accidents!
Thursday was his last day driving for the city. The city's Twitter account honored Watson, saying 'Thank you for your decades of safe and friendly service.'
A tribute to public service.— City of Raleigh (@RaleighGov) January 2, 2020
Monroe Watson has been driving @GoRaleighNC buses for 3️⃣8️⃣ years and more than 3,000,000 safe miles (with no accidents)!
Today is his final route before retirement. pic.twitter.com/tY528HGmqW
In 2018, ABC11 caught up with Watson, who said bus fares were a mere 15 cents when he started driving.
Watson greets passengers every day with an upbeat demeanor. It's that same attitude that helped him meet his wife his first day on the job.
Away from the wheel, Watson is a musician who's opened up for big acts like The O'Jays and the Temptations.