Does your bus driver go the extra mile for passengers? Well now’s your chance to say a big thank you to the driver who brings something special to your daily commute.
TransLink has joined forces with the Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) to launch the TransLink People’s Choice award, which will be driven by nominations from customers.
The award is open to all bus drivers working on public passenger services in Queensland and will recognise the huge contribution drivers make to ensuring customers travel safely and conveniently.
Transport and Main Road Minister Mark Bailey said the award would celebrate bus drivers who went above and beyond to deliver excellent service to their customers.
“We’ve heard incredible stories of singing drivers, poets behind the wheel, and even drivers who have helped save people’s lives while on the job,” Mr Bailey said.
“This is a chance for those drivers to be recognised.
“There are many drivers doing wonderful things every day to improve the travel experiences of our customers and this award allows us to publicly recognise those drivers.
“But we need the public to play a part by identifying and nominating a deserving driver.”
Customers can nominate a driver by heading to the TransLink website.
All nominations will be reviewed by a judging panel and assessed against a number of areas, including positive customer impact, excellence in customer care and having a customer-focused attitude.
Videos profiling finalists and their customer-focus will then go to a public vote, with the winning driver winning a trophy and a $1000 cash prize.
Nominations close on 31 January, 2018 and finalists will be announced on April 3.
The award will be presented at the 2018 QBIC Annual Awards in May.
To nominate a deserving driver for the TransLink People’s Choice Award, go to translink.com.au and follow the links from the homepage.