Bus Driver Appreciation Day is March 18. The day was designated in 2009 by customers in Seattle who wanted to show thanks to their bus operators. School bus drivers are celebrated during the month of February as a part of the Love the Bus campaign of the American School Bus Council.
On Bus Driver Appreciation Day, also called Transit Driver Appreciation Day to include train drivers, customers can show thanks by tweeting with the hashtag tdad. They can also print out personalized thank you cards at the Transit Driver Day website to give to their bus driver. Transit organizations, such as TriMet in Portland, create media campaigns on Facebook to remind customers of the work of public transportation drivers.