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First Black female MTA driver dies from COVID

Elizabeth Duff worked over 40 years for MTA
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Posted at 10:28 PM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 23:28:47-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The local transit union is mourning the loss of Nashvile's first Black female bus operator, Elizabeth Duff, who has died from COVID-19 complications.

Amalgamated Transit Union 1235 shared that Duff joined MTA as a driver in 1974 and worked there over 40 years.

Following retirement, she was honored in 2018 for her service. Duff also received multiple awards from MTA and a proclamation from Davidson County Property Acessor Vivian Wilhoite.

"Mrs. Duff was a beloved member of the local and her loss will be deeply felt by all its members," ATU 1235 expressed in a statement. "Please keep the family in your prayers."

Duff was a mother to three and grandmother to six. Information regarding services will be shared when available.