2 March, 2024

Kilcoy driver is award finalist

Long-term Kilcoy bus driver John Christensen has been named as a finalist in the Regional Bus Driver of the Year category, for the Queensland Bus Driver of the Year Awards.

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Having operated Christensen’s Bus and Coach for nearly 50 years alongside his wife Lenore, John has been nominated for Regional Bus Driver of the Year, along with a driver in Bundaberg and a driver in Airlie Beach.

John’s commitment to safety and customer service has been evidenced by his maintenance checks and his willingness to go the extra mile for passengers, helping with groceries or lending a hand.

The Kilcoy bus driver was nominated for playing a vital role in fostering the well-being and prosperity of his community.

Acting Head of Translink, Peter Milward, said local bus drivers played an essential role in “keeping our communities moving”.

“Bus drivers help our kids travel safely to school, they get us to work and home again, and they connect us to social gatherings and major events,” Mr Milward said.

“The Queensland Bus Driver of the Year Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the bus drivers who go that extra mile, every day, for their passengers.”

People can cast their vote on the Translink website, with March 14 the closing date.


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