Transit Driver Appreciation Day is March 18th, 2016

Transit Driver Appreciation Day is March 18th, 2016

On March 18, give your bus operator a big thank you! (logo courtesy of

Do you have a favourite transit operator that goes out of their way to make your commute just that much better?

I know I do and I’ve heard so many stories and have seen countless posts on our social media channels about wanting to thank operators for all that they do.

Take a look at just few of the tweets we have received about our great bus operators:

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Well, now it’s your ‘official’ chance!

This Friday, March 18th is Transit Driver Appreciation Day!

This day of recognition falls on this specific date because it marks the debut of bus service in Paris in 1662! (Albeit the buses were carriages drawn by horses.)

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This day is set aside to recognize those great operators out there who get you to and from work, school and everywhere you need to go on transit systems all around the world.

Here at home in Metro Vancouver, that means the dedicated drivers at CMBC.

Showing your thanks is simple! You can give them a smile, say thank you when you get ON the bus (to switch it up) or even download and print out transit-themed thank you cards to give out to your favourite operator.

To show your appreciation online, like TDAD on Facebook and share #tdad with your family and friends to use on Twitter and Instagram!

You can also submit an official commendation so your drivers can be formally recognized for their efforts.

Author: Adrienne Coling