National Transit Driver Appreciation Day
Regardless of the weather, Durango Transit drivers make sure hundreds of thousands of customers get where they need to be each year. The City of Durango is happy to celebrate their hard work during National Transit Driver Appreciation Day on March 18.
In 2021, Durango Transit drivers provided 245,000 rides and drove more than 407,000 miles. Seven days per week, whether the sun shines or temperatures dip below zero, Durango’s transit drivers operate their routes, help riders with directions, check fares and remember requests. They manage all of this while safely operating large vehicles through tight roadways, unpredictable traffic and ever-changing road conditions.
Transit drivers have received many comments about their impact on passengers’ lives. “I have ridden public transit all over the US and Durango Transit is the best. Thank you for getting me where I need to be,” one passenger wrote.
One frequent rider commented that Durango Transit drivers are like family.