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Laying a Hero on Wheels to Rest
Kenneth Roberson was a hero three times over. Featured on this blog as one of our Heroes on Wheels , he took extraordinary action while on the job, going above and beyond the call of duty to help passengers. He calle d himself a policeman without a badge. Read More...
Hero on Wheels: Officer Helps Confused, Elderly Lady
Not all of our heroes drive a bus. Sometimes, they drive a patrol car. Meet our latest hero in blue. Officer Cynthia Pryor was on patrol when she got a call from dispatch on a recent Tuesday night: A disoriented, elderly lady was on a bus and didn't Read More...
Bus Driver Hero Recovering from Stroke
The day he was featured as a "Hero on Wheels" on this blog, bus operator Kenneth Roberson suffered a stroke. Today, he called me to express his thanks for all the good wishes and prayers readers and riders offered during his recuperation. "I'm Read More...
Hero on Wheels: Bus Driver Rescues Cop
Jose Reyna thought it would be a routine night at the grocery store with his wife. Instead, he became a hero and was honored last week by the Houston Police Department. Reyna helped the victim of a purse-snatching - and rescued a plainclothes, off-duty Read More...
Hero on Wheels: Quick Medical Help for Riders
He calls himself a policeman without a badge, and the 6-foot-2, 275-pound METRO bus driver has lately helped passengers in a way many would consider heroic. Kenneth Roberson says he's simply doing what he was trained to do: Treat everyone with kindness Read More...
Heroes on Wheels: Melvin Riley
Melvin Riley was driving the Park & Ride 204 Spring bus on the HOV lane when a scream pieced the air. A gentleman had suddenly suffered a seizure. "My first thought was to get the bus off the HOV lane," recalls Riley, 54, of the March incident. Read More...
Heroes on Wheels: Quick Thinking Prevents HOV Tragedy
Two minutes after bus operator Jacqueline Cooper pulled out of the Townsen Park & Ride lot, her 17 years of bus driving skills were about to be tested in a life-or-death incident. She had just loaded about 40 passengers on the 257 Townsen P & Read More...
Heroes on Wheels: Driver Rescues Lost Toddler
Meet our next "Hero on Wheels." Sean Hill has been driving a bus for METRO for almost a decade. Last fall, Hill became an instant hero to a young boy in crisis. The single father of three girls - ages 17, 15 and 2 - was driving the 80 Dowling/Lyons Read More...
Heroes on Wheels
The men and women who drive our buses more than 500 square miles every day see and hear all sorts of things - including emergencies. And sometimes they commit extraordinary acts while on the job - things that are truly above and beyond the call of duty. Read More...