Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bus Driver Appreciation Day: Tomorrow

Posted automatically while I'm out of the country

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18 is Bus Driver Appreciation Day. This commemorates the start of the world's first bus service in Paris, March 18, 1662. Of course, the buses back then were nothing like today's. The first bus line was organized by Blaise Pascal, but all of Paris' bus lines had vanished by 1675. So while Pascal's "wager" failed to take initially, buses were back on Parisian streets by the beginning of the 1800s. Today, they're present just about everywhere.

So you've got plenty of opportunity to appreciate your local bus driver(s).

Thanks to STB for the reminder.

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