Bus Driver Appreciation Day is March 18: Have you thanked your bus driver lately?

For hours on end, bus drivers manage to keep a schedule, check fares, give directions, remember stop requests and more, all while safely maneuvering an extra-large vehicle through unpredictable traffic, adverse weather conditions and some really tight spaces! The fact is, bus drivers don’t have an easy job; they just make it look that way.

On Tuesday, March 18, join us in celebrating the contributions of our hard-working bus drivers, Access drivers and rail operators. It can be as simple as a smile when you board the bus, and a “thank you” when you leave. And, don’t forget you can submit an official commendation for a job well done, so your drivers can be formally recognized for their efforts. (You can do that any time of year!)

Bus Driver Appreciation Day logoWhile you are riding, you can tag your tweets #MetroSmiles with kudos or thanks for your driver. Whether tweeting or using our online comment form, be sure to note the four-digit bus number, route, time and direction so we can make sure your commendation reaches your driver.

Print out and personalize a thank you card – Want to deliver a more tangible token of your appreciation? Choose from four “thank you” card designs. Just download and print out the PDF and cut out the card(s) you want. Learn more about International Bus Driver Appreciation Day.