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March 18 marks Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Tuesday is Transit Driver Appreciation Day.  - File photo
Tuesday is Transit Driver Appreciation Day.
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Tuesday marks Transit Driver Appreciation Day, and local authorities are encouraging residents to thank their drivers.

BC Transit, the Fraser Valley Regional District, the City of Abbotsford and the City of Chilliwack are celebrating on March 18, which is believed to be the debut of transit services in Paris in 1662.

For more details on Transit Driver Appreciation visit http://transitdriverday.org/

On the website, you will find transit driver thank you cards. BC Transit encourages our customers to print off a card for their favourite driver or to thank operators when they depart the bus.

A total of 117 operators provide public transit services in the Central Fraser Valley.

“Every day transit drivers go above and beyond to perform tiny miracles on behalf of their customers,” said Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson. “It takes great skill and patience to be a BC Transit driver and they deserve our sincere thanks.”

“Transit drivers provide an invaluable service to our community; many of us couldn’t get where we need to go without them,” said Mayor Bruce Banman. “I encourage residents to join me in thanking our transit drivers for the outstanding public service they provide all year long.”

For more information on routes and schedules please consult www.bctransit.com/regions/cfv

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