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MCTS Drivers Team Up with 'Secret Santa' to Spread Holiday Cheer


MILWAUKEE — A group of Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus drivers teamed up with a very special visitor to spread holiday cheer across the community.

An anonymous, wealthy businessman known only as ‘Secret Santa’ goes around the country every December handing out cash and gifts to random people. His heartwarming travels are documented by TV crews from “On the Road with Steve Hartman,” a popular segment that airs on CBS Evening News and CBS Sunday Morning.

Each year, ‘Secret Santa’ chooses one destination and one group of ‘elves’ to help him. This year, he picked Milwaukee and MCTS bus drivers after seeing the MCTS Excellence video series – which highlights MCTS employees for their big and small acts of kindness, compassion and heroism.

The festive group boarded a MCTS bus (in this case, a 40-foot-long sleigh) and hit the road to surprise riders and other members of the community.

The story first aired on Friday, December 6, 2019 during CBS Evening News. It was also broadcast on Sunday, December 8 during CBS Sunday Morning.