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Operators thanked for being there when region, riders needed them

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:55:00 PM

Operators on Transit Driver Appreciation Day.

Bus and train operators were celebrated on Thursday, March 18, as Metro Transit and other transit agencies celebrated Transit Driver Appreciation Day. 

To recognize their efforts, displays celebrating operators were up throughout the day at Target Field Station, U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Xcel Energy Center. Gov. Tim Walz issued a proclamation declaring the day Transit Driver Appreciation Day in Minnesota.

On Facebook, Nicollet Operator Melanie Benson also wrote about what it’s been like to serve as an operator during the pandemic.” I greatly admire and appreciate the drivers whose passenger loads are heavier, who have to contend with more challenges,” Benson wrote. “This isn't an easy job under the best of circumstances, and now all these additional factors combine to create more stress and even fear of a deadly virus.”

Want to thank your operator for their service? Submit a commendation online any time.