Elizabeth Duff made history as the first woman to drive a Nashville bus. Now, her legacy endures in the heart of downtown.
WeGo’s central transit center at 400 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. has officially been renamed the Elizabeth Duff Transit Center.
Metro Council unanimously approved an ordinance in July 2022 to make the change. Duff died on February 13, 2021 at the age of 72.
“Elizabeth was a pioneer, born and raised here in Nashville,” Mayor Freddie O’Connell said. “To the Duff family, I am here to say thank-you for continuing this legacy. Her son, Seneca, is a bus operator at WeGo and here today.”
WeGo plans to install historical displays at the transit center highlighting Duff’s life and tenure.