After nearly 56 years driving the school bus, Marlene Bush is retiring

CLARKSBURG – When Marlene Bush began her bus driving career in 1961, there were no other female drivers.

A parent even expressed concern about having their child ride with a female bus driver.

“I was just a young girl, and you never heard of women bus drivers then,” said Bush, who, after nearly 56 years as a bus driver for schools in the Northern Berkshires, dropped off her last students on Friday.

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