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  1. Vancouver Special Sightings

    If I'm 'on the clock', I go where they send me ... I may need a pilot car, but I go where they send me !!!
  2. Vancouver Special Sightings

    Also 16111 was on that transfer. I ought to know as I rode it up to Grouse !!! CMBC has supported Variety for at least 30 years, and likely since the first telethon 50+ years ago. The Company very generously donates buses and a number of drivers also generously donate their time to operate the coaches, some drivers have been involved for almost three decades. I would like to thank all that participated this year.
  3. The 49's are coming back to RTC in September. In fact we are getting all of them, not just weekdays but weekends as well. The 410's are not coming back, at least they do not appear on the preliminary sign up sheets. As to what vehicles we will be getting ... Come look in RTC on the evening of Sept. 03 2017, cause your guess is as good as mine !!! As far as I know the 480's are staying at RTC but what line they may be coming off I don't know. Not sure about the 32' either. I will try to get in touch with our sheet committee people and find out.
  4. Not sure of any timelines, but we seem to be hiring a significant number of drivers at the moment. I think it would depend on how many trainees have successfully completed the pre-employment screening prior to you. Personally though, I would likely not turn down any offer of employment unless I was certain that CMBC was going to hire me in the near future ( I like to eat ). When I got hired by BCTransit, (prior to CMBC being created), I had recently been hired with another employer. Employers know and understand that often times employees move on to other endeavors.
  5. Collisions and Incidents thread

    Hey now, back in the 'bad old days' I DROVE that route !!! Come to think of it ... I still do !!! They are all like that. LOL
  6. New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    She will never get towed to the scrap yard. She will drive there when her time comes. She will know.
  7. RTC yard is EMPTY in the AM and PM peak hours. We have no buses to spare.
  8. The driver with THE MOST years of service of ANY driver in the history of the company does not rate a thread of his own ??? Why not ?? That is one heck of an accomplishment.
  9. When I started at (then) BCTransit, Brother Don had 21 years on the job. I worked with him most days, particularly after RTC opened. I learned much from him and can attest to his sense of humor. RTC Depot will not be the same without him. He is missed already !!
  10. Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    That is what I have heard from those involved with the project. The 620 will have priority for the rack equipped coaches
  11. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    As to the 602 being an XD40 bus this morning, remember that today was and oddball day as it was Easter Monday and it was neither a Weekday, Saturday nor a Sunday schedule. Boy were the passengers confused.
  12. Not a new run, just a different hook up. RTC already does all those routes. Hook ups change all the time.
  13. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    It arrived at RTC on 'The Hook'. Seemed to be headed for the shop doors. Update: 8033 is parked with the coaches for decommissioning and the new shuttles waiting for radios, fareboxes etc.
  14. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    As a RTC operator, I can assure you that RTC has virtually no spare coaches. During the morning and afternoon rush hours the yard is pretty much empty. I am told that the other yards are the similar.
  15. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Was there this morning and saw what you are referring to. There used to be a garbage can outside the window and from the height of the scorch marks I suspect that the can was on fire.
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