BC Transit is asking ridership in Greater Trail to say a little extra “thank you” to their drivers on Saturday, Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day.
“They safely get customers where they need to go, keep the buses on the road, optimize the schedules and support transportation service you can rely on — they are your transit workers,” BC Transit notes. “This month, BC Transit and its partners are thanking them for all they do.”
BC Transit is encouraging customers to reach out and share their transit stories. This can be done on social media, using the hashtag #ThanksTransit or by visiting BC Transit’s online platform at thanks.bctransit.com.
“I’m so thankful for all our operators, being out on the road, across the province, every day. I’m also grateful for our partners and other transit workers behind the scenes who ensure the buses and our systems keep running,” says Erinn Pinkerton, BC Transit president and chief executive officer. “Transit is the backbone of any community, and people who work in public transit should be proud that they provide this essential service that helps connect our communities.”
NextGen Transit, formerly Trail Transit, has been operating the local public transit system since April 1, 1982.
With 58 buses presently running throughout the Columbia Basin, NextGen Transit employs approximately 100 people.
NextGen Transit is based in Trail but has seen considerable growth over the last three years having been awarded contracts for the East Kootenay, Boundary, and operating the rural bus fleet around Kaslo, Nakusp and Nelson.