Riders give thanks on Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Have you thanked your bus driver lately?

Consider this: 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 March 18, King County Executive Dow Constantine and bus riders across the county celebrated the contributions of our hard-working bus drivers, Access drivers and rail operators. See the video of the official proclamation of the event given by Dow Constantine to Metro's Operator of the Year, Robert Duncan.

To see more, visit our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Storify posts. And, don't forget you can always submit an official commendation for a job well done, so you drivers can be formally recognized for their efforts. (You can do that any time of the year!)

About International Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Bus Driver Appreciation Day was conceived in 2009 by some riders up in Seattle, and we think it's a great way to honor the many hard-working transit bus (and rail) drivers who keep us all moving every day.

Why March 18?

That's the day that bus service is believed to have debuted in Paris in 1662.

Bus Driver Appreciation Day is Monday, March 18

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Metro Operator of the Year, Robert Duncan