VIA Metropolitan Transit will join public transportation providers nationwide to celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day and will recognize the agency’s bus and van operators with public displays of gratitude on Friday, March 16, 2018.

How can you participate?


VIA urges the traveling public to thank their bus or van driver. Join in and Say Thanks! Let your bus or van operator know you appreciate their service and say “thank you” while traveling with us Friday.

Share. Let us know when your bus or van operator does a good job. Share a Facebook or Twitter post using #TDAD and #RideVIA. Or call our Customer Service line at (210) 362-2020 to offer a commendation.

Pass it on. Encourage your friends and family to ride VIA on Friday and give their operator a thumbs up for good service.

About Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Transit Driver Appreciation Day began in 2009 as an opportunity to show gratitude for public transportation operators. For hours on end, drivers keep to their schedules, check fares, give directions, announce stops, remember requests, and more, all while maneuvering large vehicles through unpredictable traffic and weather conditions.

VIA Bus and Van Operations
By the Numbers

1,090: Number of VIA bus operators

158: Number of VIA van operators

479: Number of VIA buses

139: Number of VIA vans

24.4 million: Total miles driven by VIA bus operators (FY2017)

5.1 million: Total miles driven by VIA van operators (FY2017)