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Love the Bus Month

This Love the Bus Month, show your appreciation for bus drivers and join us in promoting safe, reliable, and efficient public transportation!
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February 1
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Celebrate Love the Bus Month on February 1 by showing your appreciation for buses and bus drivers everywhere! This month-long celebration was first created in 2003 by the American School Bus Council to recognize the important role that school buses play in our communities. Not only do they help get students to school safely, but they also provide many other vital services such as transporting goods and people to work, medical facilities, and more. Show your love and appreciation for all that buses have done for us by participating in Love the Bus Month this year!

History of Love the Bus Month

Love the Bus Month Dates

Love the Bus Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1830</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Horse-Drawn Buses Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first buses were horse-drawn omnibuses established by George Shillibeer for a route in London.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Motorized Bus Service</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first motorized bus, called the Daimler Omnibus, started service in Germany, setting the stage for the future of public transportation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>School Buses Introduced to Transportation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Modern-style school buses were integrated into the American public education system to transport children to schools.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Yellow Bus Standardization</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United States mandated that all school buses be painted "National School Bus Glossy Yellow" for safety reasons.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Love the Bus Month Initiated</div><div class='timeline-text'>The American School Bus Council (ASBC) initiated "Love the Bus Month" in February to appreciate school bus drivers and highlight the importance of school bus transportation.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Love the Bus Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a bus appreciation day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather a group of friends or family members and go to your local bus station for a day of appreciation. Bring along snacks, decorations, and music to celebrate bus drivers, mechanics, and everyone who works hard to keep the buses running.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write letters of appreciation to your local bus drivers and staff. Let them know how much you enjoy riding the bus and how much you appreciate their hard work.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Participate in bus art projects</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find out if there are any art projects going on in your area that involve decorating or painting buses. It's a great way to express your love of the bus while having fun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan an outing with the bus</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Plan a special outing with your family or friends using only the bus. Pick a destination that isn't too far away but still requires taking the bus to get there.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate time or money</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Donate either time or money to help support your local transit authority. Even small donations can make a difference in helping to keep the buses running.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Love the Bus Month

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Public transit is better for the environment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Public transit reduces carbon emissions and promotes a healthier environment. Taking the bus instead of driving your own car can significantly reduce air pollution and promote more sustainable transportation options. By utilizing public buses, you’re taking an active step towards creating an environmentally responsible future!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's cheaper than owning a car</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Owning a car can be expensive. From registration fees to gas costs, the expenses can add up quickly - not to mention the cost of insurance and maintenance. With public transit, even those on a tight budget can take advantage of inexpensive transportation for everyday activities like getting to work or running errands.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fewer cars mean less traffic</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By taking the bus, you're helping to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips which improves overall traffic flow and helps make roads safer for everyone. Not only that, but fewer cars on the road means fewer emitters in our air which contributes to better air quality and improved health outcomes.</p></div></div>

5 Fun Facts About School Buses

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>School Buses are the Largest Form of Mass Transit in the United States</h3><p class='facts-content'>With over 480,000 school buses moving around 25 million children daily, they form the largest mass transit program in America.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Yellow Color of School Buses has a Specific Name</h3><p class='facts-content'>The color of the school bus is not just any yellow, it's actually "National School Bus Glossy Yellow". It was adopted as a standard to ensure visibility for safety reasons, even in dawn or dusk.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>School Buses are Incredibly Safe</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth from school.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>School Buses Save Millions of Cars from the Roads</h3><p class='facts-content'>By ferrying millions of students, school buses save over 17 million cars from doing school runs daily, thereby contributing to environmental conservation and reducing traffic congestion.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The First School Bus was Horse-Drawn</h3><p class='facts-content'>The first school 'bus' was a horse-drawn carriage, invented in 1827 by George Shillibeer for a Quaker school in England.</p></div></div>

Love the Bus Month FAQs

When is Love the Bus Month?

Love the Bus Month is celebrated on February 1 every year. In 2024 Love the Bus Month will occur on a Thursday.

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