Moderated by Tom Sabulis
MARTA bus operators can be as different as their routes. Jeffrey Watkins is retired from the U.S. Air Force, a former police office,r and now pastor of a small church in Douglasville. He began his driving career in the service and then took charters to casinos. Michael Majette, who referees high school football and basketball in his spare time, started driving furniture trucks in his native North Carolina. Watkins likes driving the longer MARTA routes, while Majette has been on same neighborhood-oriented route for 12 years.
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Q&A: Life of a MARTA bus operator
By Tom Sabulis
Two veteran MARTA bus operators, Michael Majette and Jeffrey Watkins, 54, offer opinions on their job, their customers, their routes and the transit agency. Majette drives the #13 route, from Five Points to Westlake MARTA rail station. Watkins usually drives the #3 route, from H.E. Holmes rail station to Candler Park station.
What’s the most challenging part