Thank You Metro Employees
Please join Metro in recognizing and expressing appreciation to its employees for their work during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Read Metro General Manager Justin Stuehrenberg's Thank You to Employees
Metro Drivers – On the Road
Metro drivers truly are on the front line every day operating an important service for our community.
They play a vital role in keeping life moving by providing transportation to reach essential destinations such as doctor’s appointments, grocery stores, and pharmacies.
Drivers are also responsible for transporting essential workers to their jobs in healthcare, food service, utilities, public safety, etc., which keep us all healthy and safe.
How to Thank a Bus Driver
The following are the best ways you can thank your driver right now for the work they do every day.
- Only take Metro for essential trips
- This would include to the doctor’s office, grocery store, pharmacy, and essential employment.
- Wear a Mask
- Help prevent the spread of Covid-19 by wearing a face covering when on the bus.
- Wave at your driver as you leave!
- Follow all riding rules when traveling.
- This will help maximize social distancing on the bus and keep everyone safe.
- Social Media
- Share photos and messages on social media and tag @mymetrobus. All photos will be shared with Metro drivers.
Metro Drivers – Bus Disinfection
Metro drivers currently not working on the road are also providing an important service to the community by super-cleaning and disinfecting every bus before going out on the street.
To help prevent the spread of the virus, nearly 40 drivers a day are sweeping, mopping, and wiping down the entire interior of the bus with bleach and disinfectant. They clean seat backs, hand grips, walls, handrails, pull cords, window ledges, holding straps and full driver area.
Because of their hard work, buses leave the garage cleaned and disinfected, with some buses being returned to the garage and cleaned two, three and sometimes even four times a day.
Metro maintenance workers further help with the cleaning effort by fogging buses daily with tuberculocidal disinfectant.
See Channel 27 Story on Cleaning Procedures
See Madison.com Story on Cleaning Procedures
Maintenance workers also clean staff cars and wipe down Metro’s garage, while mechanics continue day-to-day preventative maintenance and repairs to keep vehicles running efficiently on the street.
Metro also extends appreciation and recognition to its office and administration employees who support functions and keep operations running smoothly.
Supervisors – Supervisors are hard at work behind the scenes helping get driver work scheduled, dispatching, planning service, communicating with the public, and much more.
Call Center Representatives – Call center reps continue to be available to provide important service information and book paratransit rides.
Please join us in thanking Metro employees for all the work they do in keeping our community moving.