March 18 marks Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day
The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) is celebrating Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation day on March 18 and extending recognition with a full week of gratitude, until March 24. Each year, transit systems, businesses, riders, and elected officials recognize and thank Canada’s dedicated public transit staff who keep our cities running.
Public transit staff deliver a critical service – getting people to work, school, recreation, and essential services. They provide affordable and reliable transportation for millions of Canadians. CUTA celebrates frontline transit operators, as well as the maintenance crews, mechanics, dispatchers, and other important staff that keep transit running.
CUTA encourages all Canadians to share their appreciation for these everyday transit heroes on social media using the hashtag #ThanksTransit. Share experiences and gratitude. Let’s highlight the wonderful people that keep communities connected.
“Transit staff work hard every day to make our lives easier,” said Marco D’Angelo, CUTA President and CEO. “Let’s show them how much we value and appreciate their hard work, their dedication, and the vital role they play in building vibrant, thriving communities.
CUTA’s members include transit systems across Canada and the businesses that support them. In total, CUTA represents over 64,000 transit operators and workers.
Check out the graphic asset folder that we’ve prepared for our members to use before, during, and after the day to thank transit workers on social media. Pre-set graphics can be found in the folder now. You can select a graphic without logos or you can incorporate your logo and cobrand with CUTA. A short social media video asset will be uploaded in the coming days to help us get the word out about one of our favourite days of the year!
Communications and Public Affairs Specialist
Canadian Urban Transit Association