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Honoring Our Transit Professionals

OCTA coach operators, maintenance and service workers provide safe, reliable transportation for Orange County. We honor and respect these professionals every day and celebrate them publicly on March 18, National Transit Employee Appreciation Day.

Using email and social media, we’ve asked our OC Bus riders to thank their coach operators in person and also leave messages of appreciation. Here are some of the responses:

“I want to thank the driver for this route which I take around 7am every morning. His positive attitude and happy good mornings to every rider encourages me to share the same energy and attitude with others. People like him make a difference in my commutes.”

“A huge shout out to all of the kind and courteous bus drivers who got me to my college degree and back home safely. I'm forever grateful.”

“I appreciate the professionalism; driving skillsets; and courteous communication of OCTA & their Transit Partners; thank you. Thanks also to the stellar Maintenance Staff who keep the Busses clean & sanitary; as well as running safely & smoothly.”

Learn more about Transit Employee Appreciation Day and our featured coach operators and maintenance workers here.