A huge thank you to our bus and train operators on Transit Operator Appreciation Day!

Over the past decade, Metro has joined other agencies in celebrating Transit Operator Appreciation Day; one day which recognizes the public service of drivers of public transport vehicles. This celebration will take place March 18, the day when modern public transport – horse-drawn carriages – started circulating in Paris in 1662.

LA Metro today has approximately 4,600 bus and train operators working on our 119 bus routes and six rail lines. Many of our operators have worked with the agency for years and decades, proudly providing rides and excellent service to our customers 24-7-365.

To our operators:

We THANK YOU for your commitment to Metro and our ridership when you work tight hours, work early and late, weekends and even holidays.

We also thank you for your willingness to go above and beyond for everyone, including our transit-dependent users.

We know you have a challenging yet instrumental role that keeps LA moving.

In other words, we couldn’t do it without our operators and all of our operations staff who maintain our equipment and all the infrastructure necessary to run one of the busiest transit systems in the country.

We hope all passengers can take a moment today to thank their bus and train operators – they will appreciate the kind words as they work hard to ensure they get you to the places and people that matter the most for you in complete safety! Feel free to share this blog post and the video above, which we will post on social media.

And this reminder: Metro currently hires over 500 bus operators and offers a $3,000 bonus to get on board. It’s a great career opportunity. Metro offers competitive hourly rates starting at $19.12 with benefits including health insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid training, pension plan options and flexible work hours. Please encourage friends, family and community members to be part of the Metro team that provides excellence in service and support and keeps our region moving. Apply at metro.net/driveLA.

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