APTA Celebrates National Transit Employee Appreciation Day


APTA is recognizing March 18 as National Transit Employee Appreciation Day both to honor those dedicated individuals who power public transit systems and to showcase the rewarding careers available in the industry, which directly employs 430,000 people in the U.S. and supports millions of private-sector jobs.

“From bus drivers and maintenance staff to customer service representatives and administrative professionals, public transportation employees play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life in communities across the nation,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “National Transit Employee Appreciation Day is an occasion to express gratitude for all their hard work and commitment.”

APTA has provided resources to help public transit agencies host appreciation events, provide special recognitions, or offer tokens of appreciation to their workforces. As part of the celebration, APTA launched an official hashtag, #TransitEmployeeAppreciationDay, to serve as a unifying force, bringing together individuals and organizations in honoring transit employees.

National Transit Employee Appreciation Day not only celebrates the contributions of transit workers but also raises awareness about the importance of investing in public transportation infrastructure and supporting the workforce behind it.