From the assembly line to the frontline: saying thank you to transport staff

PUBLISHED ON 28/09/2020
From the assembly line to the frontline: saying thank you to transport staff

Andy’s days were once filled with fitting steering wheels to cars as they rolled off the production line. These days, however, Andy can be found behind the steering wheel of a bus, helping Victorians get to where they need to go.

Bus driver Andy Luu joined Transdev more than three years ago, having previously worked on the assembly line at Toyota in Altona.

Andy is featured in a new Department of Transport campaign thanking transport staff for keeping Victoria moving throughout COVID-19.

The campaign acknowledges the vitally important role transport workers have played throughout the pandemic in helping people complete essential travel and transporting essential workers to and from their jobs.

For Andy, the pandemic hasn’t changed his passion for driving; “I love that you get to meet different kinds of people from different backgrounds."

However, COVID-19 has been a timely reminder for Andy to think about others and that, despite the current challenges, there is a light at the end of the tunnel; “By staying home people have to remember that you’re not only protecting yourself, but you’re protecting other people too. I think we’re going to get out of this, so we’ve got to be strong and be positive.”

Andy’s friendly nature and smile warmly welcomes passengers on board his services and it is immediately obvious why he was chosen to feature in a soon to be released Transdev Journey Maker campaign. The campaign showcases staff from Transdev’s diverse teams across its Australian and New Zealand operations.

Transdev drivers Pru Rayner and Russell Porter were also part of the Thank You Victoria campaign.

To read interviews with Andy, Pru and Russell and find out how you can say thank you to Victoria’s transport workers visit the PTV website.

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