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I want to wish all of our drivers at the MDOT MTA and MDOT MAA a happy Transit Driver Appreciation Day! Know that I’m thankful every day for your commitment to public service. I encourage all of our customers and MDOT employees to let our transit drivers know just how much we appreciate their talent and dedication.

Our drivers are on the front lines every day. It’s a tough job that has been made even more difficult by COVID-19, but the drivers who make up our workforce are as dedicated as they come.

Transit is critical to Marylanders from the Eastern Shore to Western Maryland and everywhere in between. We connect residents to their jobs, health care facilities, grocery stores and other important destinations, including BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Many essential workers rely on our transit system to get to work and return home safely to their families every day.

It’s imperative that we do everything we can to support our transit system and the drivers who make it run. We must keep our system in a state of good repair while at the same time looking for ways to improve it.

The widespread benefits of transit can’t be overstated. We’re providing residents with a reliable way to travel, but we’re also helping to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce vehicle emissions.

We all know a balanced transportation system is critical to our communities. Transit is – and will continue to be – an integral part. So, thank you again to all of our drivers, and to the customers we see every day. Know that we’re here to serve you.

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