OCCK Celebrates Transit Driver Appreciation Day

OCCK Transportation
OCCK Transportation

OCCK Transportation celebrated "Transit Driver Appreciation Day" on Saturday, March 18th.

Driving a bus or van isn't an easy job, but the best drivers make it look that way.  OCCK Transportation drivers provided thousands of trips last year, getting people to work, school, shopping and medical appointments.

In recognition of National Transit Driver Appreciation Day, OCCK encourages all riders to please say "Thank you" to the drivers who go the extra mile.  A "Thank you" or a card is welcome anytime.  An easy way to submit a compliment is online at salinacitygo.com.

National Bus Driver Appreciation Day was started by transit riders in Seattle in 2009.  Hans Gerwitz and Shannon Thomas wrote a blog post that inspired the International Bus Driver Appreciation Day movement.  They chose March 18th because it was on that day in 1662 that bus service began in Paris.

OCCK, Inc. provides services in North Central Kansas to anyone with any type of long or short-term disability, starting as early as birth and following people through their whole lives.  OCCK provides an array of supports for success at home and in the community, including independent living skills and supports, employment and career training, Alzheimer’s supports, autism services, assistive technology, children’s services, transportation, specialized therapies, and home health care.

OCCK is committed to providing transportation services to the general public, seniors, and persons with disabilities, through a variety of programs, including a fixed route service in Salina, CityGo, a regional paratransit service that serves fourteen counties, non emergency medical transportation for people with Medicaid, as well as non emergency medical transportation for clients of Salina Regional Health Center, a regional fixed route service, 81 Connection, KANcycle – the regional bike sharing program, GoAbilene public transportation, KanConnect, a regional fixed route system, and the newest program, GoConcordia.

For more information about OCCK, Inc., visit occk.com.  For more information about CityGo and OCCK Transportation, visit salinacitygo.com.  Or, contact the OCCK Transportation Center at (785) 826-1583.