If you’re a bus commuter, chances are you can recognize the bus drivers who get you to work and back. Well, now it’s time to really recognize them! Bus Chick is encouraging folks to participate in Bus Driver Appreciation Day, held on Wednesday March 18.
Next Wednesday, tell every driver whose bus you ride, “Happy Bus Driver Appreciation Day!” Make sure to keep smiling, even if they all look at you like you’re crazy. If you have a favorite driver, consider bringing him/her a card or other token–nothing that would be hard to keep on a bus all day, just something small to show your love. I talked to a few veteran drivers who suggested that jewelry was sufficiently small. They were kidding, of course. Sort of.
So, my fellow riders: Go forth, and appreciate. And oh yeah: Pass it on!
Why March 18? Every transit nerd should know that the first bus service in the world started on March 18, 1662 in Paris.
I’m a big fan of one driver in particular. He drives the #8 to Seattle Center that hits Broadway & John at 9:40 am and whenever I’m on his bus I enjoy a smoother-than-average ride that’s really fast, while some other drivers can sometimes be very gingerly along this particular route. I’ll have to give this driver some appreciation next Wednesday; maybe a giant cookie will do?