National Transit Driver Appreciation Day is Monday, March 18, 2019. We’re taking this day of appreciation to the next level by encouraging the celebration of the entire transit team powering The Rapid. We're calling it Transit Team Appreciation Day.
While Bus Operators may be the hands on the wheel ensuring your bus makes it safely to your destination, there are Technicians keeping the bus running smoothly, Dispatchers guiding your Bus Operator and a team of administrative employees ensuring The Rapid continues to roll each day. As a whole, The Rapid’s transit team keeps the Greater Grand Rapids community accessible for all.
While we hope you’re thanking your Bus Operator every day. Join us in celebrating Transit Team Appreciation Day by thanking your Bus Operator or another transit team member on March 18th. Here are a few ways you can spread the love and support the work of your local transit team:
Thank the Transit Team on Social Media
Beginning on Monday, March 18, we're asking you to post why you're thankful for your bus driver or share a positive story about your favorite driver with #BDADGR on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Those who post will be entered into a drawing to win a 31-Pass and Biggby prize package. If the post is made on your own page, the post must be public to be counted in the pass drawing. Please post your gratitude by 12 a.m. on March 19 to be entered to win.
Print and Sign a Transit Team Appreciation Day Card
While simply saying thank you can brighten anyone’s day, you might consider doing something extra special for your Rapid bus driver. If you’re looking for something more personal, considering signing and printing the Transit Driver Appreciation Day cards to pass out to your favorite bus driver or drivers. Bus Driver Appreciation Day cards will also be available to pick up at Rapid Central Station’s Information Center beginning on Friday, March 15.
Bus Driver Appreciation Day Thank You Card (118 KB, PDF)
Submit a Compliment
Commend your favorite bus operator or transit team member by submitting a General Comment here or through our information line at 616-776-1100. This will be passed along and recognition will be given!