2009-02-20 / Top Stories

After Four Decades Bus Driver Hangs It Up


Robert "Duke" Schneider made his way down Rockaway Beach Boulevard along the Q22 route for the final time last Friday, February 13. After 39 years of driving a bus for the New York City Transit Authority, he has finally decided to retire. Schneider or "Duke" has been a Rockaway peninsula mainstay throughout all those years and will certainly be missed by the many riders who have gotten to know him so well. Robert "Duke" Schneider made his way down Rockaway Beach Boulevard along the Q22 route for the final time last Friday, February 13. After 39 years of driving a bus for the New York City Transit Authority, he has finally decided to retire. Schneider or "Duke" has been a Rockaway peninsula mainstay throughout all those years and will certainly be missed by the many riders who have gotten to know him so well.

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