Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Transit Driver Appreciation Day is
March 16th

Thank your driver/operator!

Consider this…

Transit operators do it all! They navigate tough traffic, help passengers get where they need to go, and do it all safely and with a smile. And they're in demand—a key part of why the Seattle metro area leads the country in transit ridership growth. King County transit, Link, Streetcar, Access paratransit operators and Water Taxi crews carried more than 156 million riders in King County in 2017, and Metro Transit carries about 400,000 riders each weekday.

Transit drivers don't have an easy job, they just make it look that way.

We're celebrating with riders and commuters Friday, March 16 (the official international date is Sunday, March 18).

King County Executive Dow Constantine and transit riders across the county celebrate the contributions of our hard-working bus drivers, Access drivers, rail operators and Water Taxi crews. Please take a moment to thank your driver—something as simple as a smile and a wave when you board the bus or train, and a "thank you" when you leave. For other ways to thank your driver, read our Metro Matters blog.

(Metro is hiring transit operators! Learn more about what it takes to Drive For Metro.)

Our drivers and operators are amazing! They transport hundreds of thousands of riders every single weekday to their jobs, their friends and family, and to important moments in their lives.

Help us spread the word!

Please share this site with your friends, family and co-workers using these links. For social media you can use hashtags #tdad and #metrosmiles.

Download some thank you cards

We created some thank you cards you can download and print yourself. There are 4 to choose from. Download now…