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Unsung heroes

Dear Editor:

A holiday is set aside to acknowledge, celebrate and otherwise lift up all the hardworking men and women who get us where we’re going (safely)!

Today is significant in bus-driver history as, according to Wired magazine, it was the starting day of the first bus service in history, a horse-drawn carriage service in Paris. Unfortunately, the carriages served only nobility and gentry, while peasants and others were not allowed to ride. The service eventually went under, not to reappear until the 18th century among large cities throughout the world.

If you are not riding today, then give it a go on Monday!

And from me personally to every bus driver in the valley, thank you for letting me enjoy a stress-free and peaceful ride wherever I may be going!

Tessa Lemke

Transportation secretary,

town of Snowmass Village

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