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Thanking essential workers on Transit Driver Appreciation Day

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Today is Transit Driver Appreciation Day, and we're taking a moment to recognize the people who have kept our region moving during a difficult time. 

Some of us haven't seen our bus driver (or conductor, or light rail operator) in a year, but for many of us, they're more important than ever. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our operators stayed on the job to help other essential workers get where they needed to go.

If you’re riding the train or the bus today, make sure to thank your driver with a smile and a wave when you board, and a "thank you" when you leave.

You can also send an email to main@soundtransit.org or thank your driver through our official feedback channels and your kind words will go into their work records.

If you want to send a kudos or thank you note to your favorite transit operator, station agent, conductor or the maintenance crews who keep everything running, here's a list of their addresses. All of these bases have giant bulletin boards where an old-fashioned note reaches a lot of people directly. 

Community Transit (operates our Snohomish County-based bus routes) – 2300 Kasch Park Road, Everett, WA 98204

King County Metro East Base (operates our King County bus routes) 1975 124th Ave, Bellevue, WA 98005

Pierce Transit (operates our Pierce County-based bus routes) – 3701 96th St. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

Link Light Rail - 3407 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98134

Tacoma Link - 802 E. 25th Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Sounder  - Sound Transit Sounder Operations, 401 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Another great way you can thank your driver is by doing your part to keep them and your fellow passengers safe.

Be sure to wear a mask, wash your hands frequently and maintain distance from others whenever possible.

Here's a reminder on how we're keeping your ride safe - and what you can do to help.

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