Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Honoring Percy Brown, one of Baltimore’s first African American Bus Operators.
Mr. Brown helped shape history in 1952 as one of Baltimore’s first African American bus operators, a position he earned only after overcoming numerous hurdles. He spoke about some of those hurdles in an article that appeared about him over a decade ago.
His skills and dedication to public service were recognized quickly, and he was promoted to safety and training instructor. Many of the innovations he pioneered in those positions are still in use by the MTA to this day.
Percy Brown once said that he had the good fortune to work in a job that helped so many others. Those of us here at the MTA who have lost the trusted friend we knew him to be, as well as the thousands of passengers who only knew him through his welcoming smile and kind words, recognize that we are the ones with the good fortune to have had Percy Brown in our lives.
Posted by MTA Maryland at 10:41 AM