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Here’s why people are saying #ThanksTransit

Here’s why people are saying #ThanksTransit

Photo of a SkyTrain attendant working the best jobs in bc assisting a customer using the transit map

It’s time to celebrate and honour every transit worker who helps to keep Metro Vancouver moving because March 18 is Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day!

Show some love to the hard-working employees who make it all possible. Whether it’s the SeaBus, SkyTrain, West Coast Express or bus service, we take great pride in providing excellent care for the thousands of customers who depend on us each and every day.

“The success of our transit system is the result of the hard work of our dedicated employees,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn. “I want to thank each and every member of our transit family for everything they do to get our customers moving around this region each and every day.”

A Coast Mountain Bus operator smiling out the window of one of the best jobs in bc!

Share your appreciation

A simple “thank you” goes a very long way! We’d love to hear your stories and messages of appreciation for our transit operators and workers.

  • Use the hashtag #ThanksTransit on social media. Make sure you mention @TransLink so everyone knows you’re giving kudos to a Metro Vancouver transit worker.
  • Visit or call Customer Information at 604.953.3333 to leave a commendation for a transit worker.

TransLink, which was recently named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2023, has over 9,000 employees, including hardworking frontline workers, maintenance crews, mechanics, dispatchers, and many others working behind the scenes.

So, let’s take a moment to show our gratitude and appreciation for all the wonderful transit workers out there. Thank you for all that you do! #ThanksTransit

Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day history

This special day was officially recognized by the Canadian Urban Transit Association in 2021, but it all started with Bus Driver Appreciation Day in 2009. Fun fact: March 18th was chosen because it commemorates the world’s first bus line, which started on that day way back in 1662 in Paris, France!

While you’re here, take a look at our posts celebrating Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day from previous years:


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