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The City of Grande Prairie is celebrating International Transit Driver Appreciation Day on Friday, March 16.
The event is celebrated worldwide to recognize the professionals who safely and reliably get people where they need to go everyday. While the international event is held annually on Sunday, March 18, the City is joining many North American cities by celebrating on March 16 to reach as many people as possible.
“We have over 30 drivers at Grande Prairie Transit covering 7 routes and approximately 2800 kilometres each weekday. They work through all weather and road conditions to drive residents where they need to go, while managing schedule co-ordination and providing direction and assistance to passengers. For all that they do, we’re proud to celebrate our transit drivers today,” says Acting Transit Manager, Steve Harvard.
“Grande Prairie Transit is an essential part of our community, providing transportation to connect residents with the places they need and want to be. Over the past year we’ve seen great improvements in transit service through efforts such as Sunday service extension and the addition of four new Vicinity buses,” says Mayor Bill Given.
“Our transit drivers provide an important service to Grande Prairie, so today as part of International Transit Driver Appreciation Day I encourage everyone to show their appreciation by thanking a transit driver for their hard work and dedication to the job.”
Grande Prairie Transit serves over 600,000 passengers every year with convenient, safe, attractive and effective public transit to enhance community connectivity, mobility and accessibility.
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