WHEREAS, Thousands of Michigan residents rely on public transit bus drivers to provide safe, efficient and dependable transportation to work, school, shopping centers and various appointments each and every day; and,
WHEREAS, Public transit bus drivers serve within a variety of agencies, including urban, rural and specialized services transportation systems; and,
WHEREAS, These hard working individuals are well-trained professionals that must obtain a commercial driver’s license prior to their transportation service; and,
WHEREAS, On this day, we join with the Michigan Department of Transportation and its many community partners to celebrate the 40th Annual Michigan Small Bus Roadeo; we recognize and thank Michigan’s public transit bus drivers for their exceptional commitment and dedication to serving the people of Michigan;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim August 27, 2015 as Public Transit Bus Driver Day in Michigan.