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Have you thanked your bus driver lately?

03/17/2016

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COTA Celebrates Transit Driver Appreciation Day on Friday, March 18
COLUMBUS—Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) bus drivers don’t have an easy job, they just make it look
that way! Every day, they help move our community forward. For hours on end, they 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 conditions and some really
tight spaces.
Have you thanked your bus driver lately? Transit Driver Appreciation Day is Fri., Mar. 18.
Join COTA in celebrating the contributions of our hard-working bus drivers. Offer a smile and a wave when you
board the bus, and a “thank you” when you leave. Any time of year, you can submit an official commendation
to COTA Customer Service at (614) 228-1776 for a job well done, so your drivers can be formally recognized
for their efforts.
You can also print out and personalize any of the cards available at transitdriverday.org to show your
appreciation in person. On social media, use the hashtag #tdad to help spread the word.
Transit Driver Appreciation Day was conceived in 2009 by transit riders in Seattle as a way to honor the many
hard-working men and women who keep us all moving every day.
For more information about COTA, please visit COTA.com or contact COTA at (614) 228-1776.

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