Nominate your favourite bus driver for top award

Published 3:00pm 31 December 2021

Nominate your favourite bus driver for top award
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Do you have a favourite bus driver that always goes above and beyond to make your trip that little extra special?

If you answered yes, nominate them today for the 2021 Queensland Bus Driver of the Year Awards.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says the awards provide the community with an opportunity to recognise the huge contribution bus drivers make to keep Queenslanders moving.

“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 says.

“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."

Have your say

Mr Bailey is encouraging bus customers to take part in the celebrations by putting foward a nomination.

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

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

“If you’re not sure of your driver’s name and you think they’re doing a great job, we’d encourage you to note the bus route number, the date and time, so the information can be passed on to TransLink and used to submit a nomination.”

How to nominate your driver

Nominations are open until January 7, 2022.

There are three award categories:

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

All nominations will be reviewed by a judging panel to determine three finalists in each category, which will then be put to a public vote to crown winners.

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.

Customers can nominate their favourite driver by visiting https://translink.com.au/news-and-media/competitions-and-offers/bus-driver-awards

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