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Driving A Bus In Pittsburgh Seems Really Hard. It is.

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Kevin C. Brown
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90.5 WESA
People and cars and other buses, cyclists and skateboarders, curbs and poles, steep hills and narrow roads: driving a bus in Pittsburgh is tough. Operator Jill Smallwood’s boss told her accidents are not possibilities but eventualities. ";

Jill Smallwood has operated a Port Authority bus for nearly five years and says the learning curve is pretty steep. She found out the hard way that there’s a lot to pay attention to, both inside and outside the bus. 

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Margaret J. Krauss is WESA's development and transportation reporter. She previously worked for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide reporting initiative that covers problems facing Pennsylvania's cities and possible solutions. Before joining Keystone Crossroads, Margaret produced a 48-part radio series about Pittsburgh's lesser-known history, biking 2,000 miles around the region to do so.