HONORING TRANSIT DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY – SIOUXLAND REGIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM
Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) would like to recognize its team of drivers serving across the tristate region of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota on National Transit Driver Appreciation Day. It is an annual event to celebrate the public service of public transit vehicle operators. SRTS provides a variety of purposes from personal, medical, work, school, daycare, and dayhab and partner with schools, nursing homes, medical centers, care centers, hospitals, recreational centers, rehab centers, veteran affairs, and Medicaid.
SRTS offers a service with direct pick-up and specific-destination delivery on clean, comfortable, ADA-accessible buses complete with seat belts. SRTS has been vital to public transportation since 1980 to providing public transportation for persons of all ages, including those who may require specialized transportation. To honor this great day, please call 800-881-2076 (toll free) or (712) 279-6919 to make a reservation preferred 24 hours in advance, between 6:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and help get the word out by telling a family member, friend, neighbor or coworker. Our website: https://simpco.org/divisions/siouxland-regional-transit-system/ has more information about us.
TRANSIT DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY HISTORY
The date of March 18 was selected to commemorate the first bus line, Blaise Pascal’s Carrosses à cinq sols in Paris, 1662. In 2009, Transit Driver Appreciation Day started in Seattle as a blog about appreciating bus drivers. By 2014, the name was changed to cover the diverse transportation available throughout the United States. The day is set aside to thank and appreciate transit drivers for the great contributions they make to the community.