Have you thanked your bus driver or train operator lately? If not, make sure you do it today.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Wednesday as Transit Driver Appreciation Day in the state, joining several other states and cities that have set aside the day to honor those who provide rides to work and school.

The easiset way for bus riders to do that is to simply say "thank you" as you get on or off the bus. Those who want to take it a step further can log onto the website transitdriverday.org and print out a personalize a "Thank You" card and hand it to their bus driver. 

Train riders are encouraged to give a thumbs up or wave to light-rail train drivers as trains pull into the station.

Transit users can also show their appreciation by posting on social media using the hashtag #tdad

This is the first time the day has been observed locally. The effort is believed to have started in 2009 in Seattle.

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