Show some love to bus and train operators on Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Operating a bus or train is no easy task. Operators have to keep a schedule, give directions, announce stops, remember stop requests, all while safely maneuvering an extra-large vehicle through unpredictable traffic, adverse weather conditions and some really tight spaces!

Luckily, it’s really easy for you to show your transit operator how much you appreciate him or her, and there’s no better day to do it than on Transit Driver Appreciation DayJoin transit riders in cities across the nation on Wednesday, Mar. 18 in showing some love for the thousands of hard-working men and women who keep our buses and trains rolling every day.

It can be as simple as smiling and waving when you board the bus or train, and saying “thank you” when you leave. If you have an extra minute, you can submit an official commendation via for a job well done, so your operators can be formally recognized for their efforts.

And for those of you who want to go the extra mile, you can print out and personalize a thank-you card to show your appreciation in person.

Thank You cards you can print out and personalize! From

Thank You cards you can print out and personalize! From

Metro is also launching a campaign emphasizing the importance of mutual respect between operators and transit riders, and more details on that will be available later this week.