Full time bus drivers for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority are voting on whether to unionize. If approved, it would be the first time in more than a decade for drivers to be a part of a union.
Ed Cortez was selected by other bus drivers to lead the union vote. He’s been a full time driver for two and a half years, and describes what it was like getting behind the wheel.
“Well, initially I was very nervous, very intimidated. Slowly but surely I realized that I really loved driving.”
A big reason is getting to know riders from all backgrounds-- from regular folks to politicians.