When you get off the bus in Brisbane and Queensland, it’s almost common etiquette to thank the driver.

But now you can take your appreciation to the next level.

The 2021 Queensland Bus Driver of the Year Awards are on and nominations are open.

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

Bus drivers can be nominated for three categories:

  1. South East Queensland urban bus drivers (covering Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands council areas)
  2. Regional bus drivers (QConnect drivers in regional centres outside of SEQ)
  3. School bus drivers (all school bus drivers in all cities and towns)

The finalists in each category will be determined by a judging panel before the winners are selected by a peoples’ vote.

The winning drivers will receive $1000 cash and a trophy.

Nominations will close on 7 January 2022.

“All drivers across the state work tirelessly and make countless sacrifices to ensure customers can safely and easily get to where they need to go every day,” said Mr Bailey.

“We want customers to get behind our bus drivers by nominating them and sharing stories of their favourite driver improving their journey.” 

To nominate a bus driver CLICK HERE.

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