Even as a 5-year-old, he had only one goal in mind: to become a bus driver. Lukas Gruber drove the bus with his mother every free minute. His highlight was being allowed to stand at the front of the bus and press the door opener button.
As a 7-year-old, he spent two hours a day on the bus. When others were playing with their Gameboys, he was riding the bus. The enthusiasm remained. At the earliest possible age of 21, he obtained his bus driver's license, supported and accompanied by our trainer Klaus Neugschwandtner. In doing so, he realized his childhood dream and is now Postbus' youngest bus driver with the biggest smile.
Taking the wheel
His current colleagues took him to kindergarten back then - today he sits in the cockpit himself and takes responsibility for 60 schoolchildren. When he gets on his bus at 6 a.m. as a jumper on 50 different bus routes, he enjoys it - because every day and course is different. He is also constantly testing out his bus and competes with himself on a daily basis when it comes to saving fuel.
ORF Niederösterreich accompanied him on one of his course journeys from St. Pölten main station to the Landhaus.
The ORF report, broadcast on Saturday, April 16 in "Niederösterreich heute" at 7:00 p.m., was offered as a livestream in the ORF TVthek and is still available as an online video up to and including April 22:
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