Passengers are looking forward to having the limited profanity greetings from OC Transpo drivers and hope this new initiative, and other acts of kindness continue past the Kindness Week deadline of February 25. Bill Stanson, a frequent rider of the 95 thinks it’s a wonderful idea and hopes drivers might also consider smiling. “I’m used to the bus drivers never stopping, or when they do stop, having them use the F-word a lot when they yell at me for holding up their route or that I stink of cigarettes. This week he yelled at me in a calmer tone, and only swore a couple of times.” Stanson acknowledged.
With many OC Transpo drivers yelling and cursing frequently at passengers and under their breath at outside traffic, the move may help insure Kindness Week rides along with the bus and bring a small, but recognizable improvement to a rider’s bus experience.