Thursday, March 14, 2024


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Buzz The Bus Driver Finalist In National Award

One of the Whitsundays very own has been announced as the Regional Finalist for Translink Queensland and on the short list to become Queensland Bus Driver of the Year.

David Bussey joined the Whitsunday Transit team close to seven years ago, initially joining the team as a bus cleaner, before being promoted to a service bus driver one year later.

A dedicated team member and avid driver, David, more affectionately known as ‘Buzz’, enjoys sharing local history and fun facts with his passengers, which has earned him a lot of recognition and praise.

“The word I would use to describe being a bus driver is - amazing!” Buzz explained.

“I enjoy driving buses because I love interacting with people, trying to advise them on the local area, get them to or from the destination safely.

“And I just love driving.”

Surprised by the nomination of the state award, Buzz immediately called his mum.

“To be nominated for Bus Driver of the Year Award, I'm overwhelmed.

I really enjoy the job. It's mind blowing,” he explained.

“When I first found out I was nominated for Bus Driver of the Year Award, I rang up my mum and told her, and she was overwhelmed and crying over the phone.

“The fact that Mum kept on saying ‘I'm so proud of you, even more Dave’.

“Which means a lot because I love my mum to death, as everybody does.

“If I won the award, it would be good for my moral support, the business support, the “local support,” Buzz said.

To vote for Buzz, visit Voting closes April 8.

Caption: Buzz the bus driver has been nominated for Queensland Bus Driver of the Year. Photo supplied

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