Help us say ‘Thanks!’ on Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Mar 3, 2020
Transit System: Global

CORPORATE – Transit drivers are the unsung heroes who make sure we get to our destinations safely, every single day. On Transit Driver Appreciation Day (TDAD), give thanks to your driver!

BC Transit, along with transit systems across North America, will be celebrating TDAD on March 18 by thanking the hard working people who help connect our communities throughout the province.

Communities will be joining BC Transit to help celebrate the day by handing out “Thank You” cards to customers to share with their transit drivers. Participating communities include:

  • Bulkley-Nechako Regional District
  • Campbell River
  • Castlegar
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District
  • Peachland
  • Prince George
  • Powell River
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Smithers
  • Trail
  • Vernon
  • Victoria
  • Williams Lake

In order to help celebrate the great work our transit drivers do, BC Transit has collected stories from communities around the province and produced a series of short videos showcasing some of the dedicated and hard-working people behind the wheel.

To view BC Transit’s driver appreciation videos, visit our YouTube channel, Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter feed. BC Transit will release new videos starting Wednesday, March 9, leading up to Transit Driver Appreciation Day, on Wednesday, March 18. BC Transit systems featured this year include Vernon, Squamish and Victoria.

Bus riders wishing to make Transit Driver Appreciation Day a little more special for their favourite operators can use the hashtag ‘TDAD’ on social media. Customers can also simply thank their transit driver whenever they are exiting the bus.

For information on schedules, routes and service alerts, and compliment submissions, please visit bctransit.com.

Quotes

“Whether people are taking the bus to school or work, visiting friends or family, or doing errands, they couldn’t do it without transit drivers. Please join me in thanking BC Transit drivers who work hard to get us where we need to go.”

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

“Transit Driver Appreciation Day is a great opportunity for all of us to celebrate and highlight the hard work and dedication transit drivers showcase every day behind the wheel. Their ability to deliver excellent customer service, commitment to safety, and constant professionalism, enables us to provide the best transportation solution for our customers across the province. Thank you for all that you do.”

Erinn Pinkerton, President and Chief Executive Officer, BC Transit