Sunday, March 18, 2018 is Transit Driver Appreciation Day, or #TDAD  for short, but we’re celebrating early on Friday, March 16, 2018 to give weekday commuters an extra chance to say “thanks” to their drivers.
We already know that Metro Vancouver transit users love their drivers as this 2016 poll thanking transit employees  was listed as the most commonly witnessed random act of kindness on transit. That same 2011 poll reported that 43 per cent of transit users polled said “thanks”  to their bus drivers. Additionally, a thankful group of grade nine students from Vancouver Technical School personally thank their bus operators by delivering mugs of hot cocoa one cold morning each winter . You’ve even said “thanks” 100 times  (or more by now!) via our online feedback form feedback.translink.ca. 
So join us on Friday, March 16, 2018 for Transit Driver Appreciation Day  and say “thanks” to your transit driver. A simple smile and a wave as you’re boarding, or a “thank you” as you exit go a long way in showing appreciation for those who help get you from point A to point B. And don’t forget, you can submit an official commendation for a job well done via our online feedback form,  so your drivers can be formally recognized for their efforts. (You can do this any time of year!)
Author: Sarah Kertcher