“New Flyer” Photo by Justin S. Campbell, via Flickr. (Used under a Creative Commons License.)
On Transit Driver Appreciation Day, a simple “thank you” goes a long way.
But timbits are certainly welcome, too.
Team 263, the Stittsville cabal of bus riders who, in their own words, “sit at the back of the (#263) bus and make a lot of noise,” offered their driver Rosy the doughey delights during an 8 a.m.-hour run.
On @OC_Transpo Transit Driver Appreciation Day, we surprised our wonderful driver Rosie 👏 Thank your drivers today! They deserve it 🚌 #OCTranspo #Team263 Have a great Monday pic.twitter.com/jmeUqI23Ob— Team 263 (@263_team) March 18, 2019
The driver is Rosy Divirgilio, who replied to the above tweet. She said she only drives the 263 once every two weeks and that it was a pleasure to drive it today.
Thank you so much. I was for sure surprised. Thank you to all the transit riders that took the time to show your appreciation to us drivers! Truly blessed to have driven everyone to their destinations safely!!!— Rosy Divirgilio (@RosyDivirgilio) March 18, 2019
Although that was certainly the most elaborate display tweeted on Monday, there was still lots of love for non-263 drivers.
Shout out for Transit Driver Appreciation Day. I’ll always appreciate that bus driver who went above and beyond to help me out late at night back in 1997. #ottawa #ottnews #octranspo thanks bus pilots! pic.twitter.com/IBI7h09HdU— Andrew King (@twitandrewking) March 18, 2019
To the multitudes of @OC_Transpo drivers who have driven me around this incredible city over the years: Happy #TransitDriverAppreciationDay. C’est la Journée de reconnaissance des chauffeurs du transport en commun. Merci pour votre travail! pic.twitter.com/gkh80cuAWn— Laura Dudas (@Laura_Dudas) March 18, 2019
You can show appreciation for that driver who went above and beyond any day of the year now. OC Transpo has a detailed web form you can fill out to give any employee a commendation.