Today is when Winnipeg Transit riders and Winnipeggers alike are encouraged to thank a bus operator.
Transit Driver Appreciation Day has been celebrated on March 18 since 2009 in the U.S. and marked by the Amalgamated Transit Union since 2014.
“Through rain, shine or snow, our operators keep Winnipeggers moving smoothly every day,” said Aleem Chaudhary, president of the ATU 1505.
“As we know, transit operators around the world face challenges and difficulties in the workplace and we’re thankful that there is a day to recognize the public service they offer each and every day.”
Chaudhary says riders can share stories of appreciation on social media using the hashtag #TDAD, submitting a comment through 311 or simply thanking a transit driver.