Irena Ivic, the bus driver, spotted the baby on a Milwaukee street at around 8 a.m. on December 22.
On Thursday, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele honored Ivic for her heroic actions.
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The Milwaukee County Transit System says an alert bus driver rescued a young child found wandering barefoot on a freeway overpass in frigid temperatures.
The toddler, who was less than one year old, was wearing only a onesie and a nappy.
"Irena Ivic did a lot more than her job, she did the right thing".
The baby girl was unharmed. "I don't take that kind of compassion for granted".
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Authorities say the child was cold and frightened, but otherwise OK.
Firefighters, police officers, and transit security officers arrived at the scene a short time later.
"[The] baby was so scared, and cried", Ivic, a mother of two, explained during the MCTS award ceremony yesterday, published in full by ABC-affiliated news outlet WISN.
Ivic has been in Milwaukee for 12 years - and an employee of MCTS for five years. Authorities eventually reunited the boy with his father. He said he believes his wife, who he says has a mental illness, took the baby to the church just across the freeway and forgot about her.
She said she was just glad she could keep him safe.
MCTS says this is the ninth lost or missing child drivers have found in recent years.