FAX Celebrates International Transit Driver Appreciation Day


As our city shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FAX transit and Handy Ride paratransit bus drivers kept transporting their passengers to work, medical centers, stores, and back home, and continue to do so. Our drivers wake up before the sun rises and work long after the sun has set.

We honor our public servants who faithfully serve thousands of our city’s residents and our essential workers that keep the city running. On Thursday, March 18, 2021, we are celebrating International Transit Driver Appreciation Day.

If you are a FAX or Handy Ride passenger, we hope you will join us in thanking our drivers, as we know they would be most appreciative. If you want to show your appreciation, you can fill out a Driver’s Compliment Form or give them praise on social media. We ask that you include the bus number and the route your driver is operating, or the Handy Ride driver’s name and bus number, so we can ensure that they receive your compliment.

Transit drivers serving others

FAX and Handy Ride drivers work hard to get transit passengers to their destinations safely and on time. To keep Fresnans going:

  1. Our drivers support elderly and disabled riders helping them navigate the City. They lower and raise the wheelchair ramp for passengers that use mobility devices and help secure wheelchairs in place, when needed.
  • Our drivers operate under tight schedules. They not only operate their vehicles with timeliness and safety in mind, but they also inspect their vehicles for cleanliness and mechanical readiness every day.
  • Our drivers start their days early and end their days late, including on weekends and holidays. When others are at home on weekends or celebrating a holiday with family and friends, our drivers continue to transport their passengers to work, school, appointments, stores, and back home again.


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