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Give your driver a hug on International Driver Appreciation Day

Rick Belfry is one of the many Nelson Transit dedicated professionals keeping passengers safe on the highways and streets in and around the Heritage City.

It's not imperative riders hug their transit drivers, but a simple thank you would be sufficient as Saturday (March 18) marks International Transit Driver Appreciation Day (#TDAD).

A day when riders can salute the dedicated professionals that keep our passengers moving safely throughout the province.

In Nelson and area, drivers put safety, courtesy and customer service first to deliver high quality transit services that connect people and communities across British Columbia.

Nelson Transit and Arrow Slocan Lakes Community Services will honour the drivers Friday (March 17).

“Rain or shine, snow or hail, transit drivers are responsible for the safe transportation of hundreds of thousands of people,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

“They get us where we need to be, and I am proud to join BC Transit, and commuters across the province, in celebrating this important event.”
Nelson Transit and Arrow Slocan Lakes Community Service drivers have an area that covers from Castlegar to Balfour, and Salmo to Nakusp.
“All year long, BC Transit drivers demonstrate their commitment to delivering outstanding service to communities across the province,” said BC Transit President and CEO Manuel Achadinha.

“On Transit Driver Appreciation Day I invite our valued customers to join me in thanking our operators who work hard to deliver our vision.”
Want to say thanks to your operator personally?

Have a look at

There, you’ll find thank you cards which you can print off and give to your favourite operators.

Riders can also use the hashtag #TDAD on social media to show your appreciation, and thank them in person as you exit the bus!