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 42nd 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 June 11, 2017 as Public Transit Bus Driver Day in Michigan.