Montgomery County Holding ‘Shout Out to Your Bus Driver’ Contest During March to Promote Transit Driver Appreciation

Per MCPD: The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is promoting this year’s Transit Driver Appreciation Day on March 18 with a month-long social media contest. During March, Ride On bus riders are asked to “Give a Shout Out” to their bus operators with a Twitter, Facebook or Instagram post detailing how they were served well by their bus driver.
“Shout Out to Your Bus Driver” posts should use the hashtag #TransitDriverAppreciation and tag @RideOnMCT and @MCDOTNow. The posts will be entered into a weekly raffle for a prize pack. Entries that mention a driver’s name will also qualify the driver for entry in one of three raffles for a gift card.

Riders that do not use social media can email a thank you message to [email protected] to be entered in the drawing.  Entries may be publicly shared. MCDOT will also highlight transit drivers in newsletters and on social media platforms throughout March. Residents are asked to help promote social media posts with likes and shares.
“Our transit drivers are essential to the mobility, safety and economic vitality of thousands of Montgomery County families,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “These employees do an amazing job serving our communities and ensuring that Ride On services are available, dependable and equitable. I want to personally thank each operator for their professionalism and dedication to their craft and our County. We are grateful for their talents and appreciative of their commitment to exemplary service to Ride On customers.”

Prize drawings will be held weekly on Friday mornings of the following week. The first winner will be announced on Friday, March 17, followed by winner announcements on March 24 and March 31. All winners will be notified via direct message on their social media accounts or by email. The contest is open to riders 18 and older. Winners must live or work within Montgomery County and have 10 days once notified to claim their prize. Prize packs include SmartTrip cards and various promotional items.

“We are so thankful for the amazing work our bus operators do each day to keep our County residents moving,” said MCDOT Director Chris Conklin. “I encourage riders to take the time to thank their bus driver. It means a lot to them. They work hard every day to provide the great public service our department has become known for.”

For the most up-to-date service information, riders should follow @RideOnMCT on TwitterFacebookYouTube, and Instagram. In addition, information is available at RideOnBus.com, by subscribing to receive email alerts, or by texting MONTGOMERY RIDEON to 468311 to receive text alerts.

For more information on MCDOT programs and services visit montgomerycountymd.gov/mcdot, follow @MCDOTNow on TwitterFacebook and Instagram and subscribe to MCDOT’s “Go Montgomery!” newsletter.

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