Transit Driver Appreciation Day: March 17

Date:March 16, 2017
Transit Driver Appreciation Day: March 17

RideKC is encouraging people to celebrate “Transit Driver Appreciation Day” on Friday, March 17. Driving a bus isn’t an easy job, but the best drivers make it look that way. RideKC bus drivers provided millsions of trips last year, getting people to work, school, shopping and medical appointments. We are asking Kansas City to say “Thank you” to a bus driver on March 17.

Help us get the word out

KCATA encourages all riders to join us in celebrating our hard-working bus drivers. On National Transit Driver Appreciation Day, please say “Thank you” to the bus drivers who go the extra mile.

Printable cards are available:

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For those customers who don’t ride on March 17, a “Thank you” or a card is welcome anytime. 

Riders can also send in a compliment for an operator at or by calling 816-221-0660 weekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. They can also give a shout out to drivers on the RideKC Facebook page or on Twitter using the hashtag #tdad.

Why March 17? 

National Bus Driver Appreciation Day was started by transit riders in Seattle in 2009. Hans Gerwitz and Shannon Thomas wrote a blog post that inspired the International Bus Driver Appreciation Day movement. They chose March 18 because it was on that day in 1662 that bus service began in Paris. This year, we are celebrating a day early because more people ride on weekdays.

Printable Cards 

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