Suffolk bus driver puts brakes on career after 1.25M miles

Friday, July 31, 2015
Shown above, President Debra Hagan and Michael Guasp a 45 year member of TWU Local 252
A Suffolk County bus driver who logged more than 1.25 million miles in his 45-year career made his final run Friday afternoon.
 
Michael Guasp, 76, who was hired by Suffolk Transportation Service on June 5, 1970, pulled up to the stop at Main Street and Saxon Avenue in Bay Shore, where he was greeted by fellow employees and bus company executives with applause and a plaque.
 
They lauded him on his retirement from a career behind the wheel, during which he drove the million-plus miles for Suffolk Bus Corp., a division of Suffolk Transportation. Bus officials calculated that equals about 50 times around the world.