Transit Driver Appreciation Day is Friday, March 18. To celebrate, Grand Valley Transit is asking bus riders to thank their driver.
For hours on end, GVT drivers manage to keep a schedule, check fares, give directions, announce stops, remember stop requests and more, all while safely maneuvering an extra-large vehicle through unpredictable traffic, adverse weather and tight spaces. Transit drivers don't have an easy job, but many make it look that way.
GVT strives for a high-quality, safe, effective, efficient and friendly public transportation system. This responsibility rests heavily on the shoulders of the GVT drivers.
Despite this workload, GVT drivers go above and beyond the call of duty to best serve their passengers and community. It’s not just about driving either. GVT drivers have reported signs of child abuse to authorities and advocated for route and stop improvements.
In honor of Transit Driver Appreciation Day, please share some gratitude with your bus driver – today and every day!