10 December, 2021

Nominate your favourite bus driver

THEY work in all sorts of weather, day and night, getting us to and from work, play or our children to school, and often with not much more than a mumbled ‘thanks, driver’ for gratitude.

With the opening of the ‘Bus Driver of the Year’ Awards, residents can nominate their favourite driver, and thank them for their efforts.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the awards provided an opportunity to recognise the huge contribution bus drivers have made to keep Queenslanders moving for another year.

“Queensland’s bus drivers have done an exceptional job in connecting Queenslanders to work, study, essential services and each other during       the pandemic,” Mr Bailey said.

“They have constantly adapted within a changing environment to keep customers safe, and for that each and every driver deserves to be recognised.

“The Bus Driver of the Year Awards seeks to celebrate those drivers who go above and beyond to deliver an exceptional experience.”

Winning drivers will be presented with a trophy and $1000 cash prize at the awards ceremony, held in partnership with the Queensland Bus Industry Council, on April 9, 2022.

Mr Bailey encouraged bus customers to take part in the celebration through a nomination.

“All drivers working on public passenger services in Queensland are eligible, so jump online and nominate your favourite driver,” he said.

Customers can nominate their favourite driver by visiting the TransLink website at


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