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ATU Heroes Go Above and Beyond

Throughout our history, our members have been known to go above and beyond the call of duty to help those in need. They are the eyes and ears of their communities. They perform hundreds of selfless acts that often no one hears about. Below are stories of two members doing just that.


I’ll Get You to Your Stop 

An incredible act of kindness by our Local 1505-Winnipeg, MB, brother was caught on video and shared by a passenger who was touched by his action.

Passenger Devon Lipscomb was riding the bus, on his way home, he saw a man with a visual impairment having trouble finding his stop. That’s when our member stepped in. “The bus driver was just super friendly. He said, ‘You know what man, I’ll help you. Don’t worry about it. I’ll get you to your stop,’” Lipscomb said. When the man’s stop arrived, the driver got out of his seat, helped the man across the street, and ran back to the bus.

“It was just a really good act of kindness, and I haven’t seen that for a long time,” Lipscomb continued. “It was just really nice to see, so way to go, Winnipeg Transit.”


An ATU Hero in Green Bay, WI

Thanks to the sharp eyes and quick action of one of our Local 857-Green Bay, WI, bus operators, a little boy who was running across a street alone is safe. The incident was caught on video.  

“Operators are trained to be very observant and aware of their surroundings, so a lot goes into it when they’re moving down the road,” said Green Bay Metro Operations Supervisor Jake Lueptow. 

That training kicked into high gear when our member saw that little boy running across the street right near a busy street. The bus operator was finishing up her route when she saw the toddler walking alone and immediately acted by pulling over and bringing the boy onto her bus. She stayed with him, trying to figure out where he lived until law enforcement showed up.

We salute our member for going above and beyond the call of duty.

If you know a story about an ATU hero, be sure to send that story to International President John Costa’s office at