Have you thanked your bus driver lately?
COTA celebrates Transit Driver Appreciation Day on Wednesday, March 18
COLUMBUS—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 Wed., 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.