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  1. TransferCutter

    MiWay

    Proterra Inc. will have their 40’ E2 (440Kwh) bus available for demonstration at the MiWay 975 Central Parkway West Garage on November 13, 2018 from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
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    MiWay

    Bus was 0564 https://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/11/09/man-70-killed-after-rear-ending-bus-in-mississauga/ Video - https://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=1535956
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    MiWay

    Posted on Facebook by Miway Supervisor
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    MiWay

    Inside burnt bus
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    MiWay

    Pictures and story from CP24 on bus fire at Islington https://www.cp24.com/news/service-disrupted-at-islington-station-after-bus-catches-fire-1.4134464
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    MiWay

    My opinion on the high beams is if you are a driver and this buses lights are shining in your eyes daily, then call it in. If your comment is only based on an observation as a passenger and has not effected your personal life directly, then just move on. Pick your battles and this one isn't worth it. As for the cell phone, you've said you saw it once and not since. Not worth it. You may not be old enough to have kids in school, so let me use this as an example. Consider that many drivers are working a full 8 hour shift. No lunch or coffee breaks. Personal lives do spill over into business hours. Could be a problem at home or school. You don't know. You would also be upset if driver pulled over, stopped and got out to talk. Yes talking on the phone is illegal and not allowed but you don't know the situation. For now, give the benefit of the doubt and let it go. If you were to see the same driver always on the phone daily, then yes, it needs to be addresses. Always choose your battles. Remember, driver are only human and sometimes make mistakes. Calmly discuss with driver. Don't be confrontational. You'll get nowhere. Your reports can have consequences. Think first. Do you want him in trouble or to just stop. To report or to discuss. Hey, if he's an ass, then report but if you can discuss it and he stops it, then mission accomplished.
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    MiWay

    Don't recall much talk about the new change-off cars. Found this posted elsewhere but the driver is a veteran and I laugh at his comment.
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    MiWay

    Drivers are supposed to manually call out next stop if the automated calling system fails. They are to advise the driver of waht to call if they are new to the route and don't know all the stops.
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    MiWay

    Yes I agree. The word inside was that 1 of the secretaries at Semenyk working for Geoff made the recordings. They went this route so any changes could be done in a timely manner with the same voice.
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    MiWay

    Confirming what Ed T said, if you are boarding and paying Miway fare outside Islington Subway, you are not allowed to exit at Cloverdale. The first stop where you can exit is the first stop inside Mississauga, after the Etobicoke Creek, the stop by Mr lube. You've been lucky to get off but you should know that the driver is not supposed to drop you off within Toronto if you boarded in Toronto on a westbound trip.
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    MiWay

    After sitting in the Miway drivers seat for 30 years, I will reserve commenting and replying. I can see that other respected members are taking care of you.
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    New BZ driver

    You say driving experience from Canada Post and that you have your BZ. I'll take a guess you got the BZ through a driving school. That might be a problem. All transits offer free training. You will go through their training program regardless of your license or experience. By being pre licensed, means they not only have to train you, but they have to retrain you. Most HR depts will know this and you could be filtered out because of this. When I was being trained at Mississauga Transit back in 1988, the worst trainees were the school bus drivers. They thought they knew everything because of their B and we only required a C. About half were washed out or quit in the first 5 years. My class had 2 and neither lasted beyond 5 years. The other 7 stayed. Not sure if this is your situation but just some info.
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    Turning down TTC offer

    And if you reapply and get accepted, who's to say you won't be placed again out in the east end. You should be deciding who you want to work for. Miway or TTC
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    MiWay

    Thanks. Too bad I didn't get the training before I left. 😢
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    MiWay

    First I've heard of this. Is this for the Novas only or will they be retrofitting the older New Flyers too?
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