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Friday fun post: it’s Bus Driver Appreciation Day today, March 18, 2011!

Friday fun post: it’s Bus Driver Appreciation Day today, March 18, 2011!

One of our many great bus drivers at the Coast Mountain Bus Company!

How did I miss this in years past? It turns out March 18 is International Bus Driver Appreciation Day, as that’s the day the very first bus service started in Paris, in 1662!

Online, a couple of Seattle groups have been sharing some great threads celebrating their bus drivers: here’s the Seattle Transit Blog, Seattle Bike Blog, and a tweet from King County Metro. And Portland’s newspaper The Oregonian had a nice shout out too.

So go forth and celebrate too: say thanks to a bus driver on your route, send in a commendation through our feedback form if you have a great trip, and feel free to share any great driver stories in the comments here, if you have them :) I’ll showcase the best ones next week!