Metro Bus Celebrates Transit Employee Appreciation Day, March 18


March 18 is National Transit Employee Appreciation Day, and the public transit industry is going full force to recognize and honor its workforce!

In St. Cloud, MN, Metro Bus is encouraging customers who use the agency’s fixed-route, Dial-a-Ride, and Northstar Link services to share their gratitude for the drivers, dispatchers, street supervisors, and other employees who serve Central Minnesota communities. Community members can send a message of commendation via the Metro Bus Facebook page or give a shout out on their own social media platforms.

“As we celebrate Transit Employee Appreciation Day, I am humbled and grateful for the dedication and hard work of our transit staff, especially our bus operators, who tirelessly ensure the smooth operation of our public transit system,” said Metro Bus CEO Ryan I. Daniel “Their commitment to providing safe, reliable transportation services is commendable and truly makes a difference in the lives of our community members. Please join me in sharing a few words of thanks.”

National Transit Employee Appreciation Day is the perfect time to salute the workforce and position public transit as a fulfilling career, but only with your participation can this be a truly national event. APTA has a wealth of resources to assist you and your organization, including a list of suggested activities. Be sure to use the official National Transit Employee Appreciation Day hashtag, #TransitEmployeeAppreciationDay, when posting to social media, and don’t forget to share your stories with Passenger Transport—reach out to