Calgary, AB,

Calgary Transit celebrates Thank Your Driver Day

On Wednesday, March 18, join us in celebrating Thank Your Driver Day to recognize our hard working bus and CTrain operators. Every weekday over half a million Calgarians get around the city with the help of Calgary Transit’s drivers. They have a tough job and it’s time we thanked them.

Showing your appreciation could be as simple as saying thanks or giving your driver smile and wave. Passengers can send thank you tweets to @calgarytransit adding the hashtag #thanksCT, or by sharing thanks through our online form at

“Our drivers do an incredible job, and really make a difference in the lives of Calgarians,” says Calgary Transit Director Doug Morgan. “We want to recognize one special day where passengers can make a point of saying, ‘Thanks, you do a lot for Calgary and we’re proud to have you here.’”

Transit operators do so much more than just drive; they ensure passenger safety, keep to a schedule, check fares, give directions, remember stop requests, all while manoeuvring large vehicles through unpredictable traffic, adverse weather and tight spaces. Most do all this and more with a smile on their face.

March 18 is Thank Your Driver Day because on that day in 1662, bus service debuted in Paris with horse-drawn vehicles. ­

Calgary Transit employs approximately 2,000 bus, CTrain and shuttle drivers. Be sure to thank at least one of them on March 18.