Transit Driver Appreciation Day is Friday, March 18

March 16, 2016
Public Service Announcement

Ottawa – They drive you to appointments, work, school and social gatherings, and provide a warm shelter during emergencies. They’re on the road 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and often drive in very complex traffic and weather conditions to get you where you need to be. They transport 340,000 customers across the nation’s capital each day – they’re OC Transpo operators and they’re here for you.


This Friday, March 18, we invite you to do two easy things in honour of Transit Driver Appreciation Day: say a special thanks to your OC Transpo operator for all they do, and share your positive experiences.


Perhaps your bus, Para Transpo or O-Train operator gave you a warm greeting at the end of a long day, or transported you home safely on a stormy night. Here’s how you can let them know you care:

  • Tell them “thanks” when boarding or disembarking.
  • Tweet your story using the Twitter handle @OC_Transpo and the hashtag #tdad.
  • Email your story by filling out a Customer Feedback Form on
  • Call our Customer Service Centre at 613-842-3600 and tell them about your positive experience.


You can make your operator’s day by letting them know how appreciated they are.


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