In 2013, 10.7 billion Americans used mass transit as a successful means of transportation. Whether you are searching for a way to relieve stress, striving to decrease your carbon footprint, or simply looking to save some cash, public transit is a great solution.
Day in and day out, we depend on our bus and rail operators to provide safe and timely service to the communities that we service. And between managing a schedule, giving directions, and maneuvering through unpredictable traffic, they always seem to have a smile on their face. Join us tomorrow, March 18, as we give thanks to the men and women who manage our daily commute and allow us to take a much-needed deep breath. Whether it’s a simple smile or a small token of your thanks, DCTA encourages you to recognize the hardworking individuals who make our service come to life.
Here are our top picks for saying thank you on National Transit Driver Appreciation Day:
- Just say thanks. A simple “thank you” as you are de-boarding is a great way to recognize our operators. “Thank you” is a phrase that is pretty much ubiquitous. But it’s never unwelcome, and it can mean so much.
- Share a hug. Hugs have a way of making us feel warm and fuzzy. Go for the side hug, a simple squeeze or a big bear hug to make an operator’s day.
- Give a card. Whether you purchase one or make one, a greeting card shows that you put time and effort into brightening someone’s day. Make the card reflect the recipient’s personality and compose a short message of thanks for their dedication.
- Make a gift. Say thank you with a small token of your homemade appreciation. A homemade gift is always better than something you can buy at the store because it shows that you care. Try something as simple as personalizing a coffee mug, making a baked good, or creating a fun candy bouquet.
We at DCTA hope that you will join us on March 18 to give thanks to our transit operators. No matter how big or small the “thank you,” you are guaranteed to make someone’s day.