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The Jeff Allan Show - 570 News; Thursday October 27, 2011

10AM Bad Bus Experiences

10:00am Grand River Transit plans to apologize to a Waterloo man who was berated by a driver when he boarded a GRT bus on Friday. The driver didn't want to accept his Senior Pass and swore at him. Guest: Edwin Laryea, Buss passenger. Guest: Bill Gibson, The Area Director of the CAW. Question: Ever had a bad experience on the bus? Do you think this driver was just having a bad day?

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The Jeff Allan Show - 570 News; Thursday October 27, 2011

10AM Bad Bus Experiences

10:00am Grand River Transit plans to apologize to a Waterloo man who was berated by a driver when he boarded a GRT bus on Friday. The driver didn't want to accept his Senior Pass and swore at him. Guest: Edwin Laryea, Buss passenger. Guest: Bill Gibson, The Area Director of the CAW. Question: Ever had a bad experience on the bus? Do you think this driver was just having a bad day?

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http://pmd.570news.com/podcasts/jeff_allan..._2011-10-27.mp3

THAT'S IT??....REALLY, THAT'S IT!?!? I'm sorry, I'm not going to make any friends at work by saying this, but having now FINALLY listened to this myself I think our driver's who have been commenting on Jeff Allen's segment are blowing this way out of proportion. Maybe when incidents like this make it to the media we should be lying low and STAYING OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT instead of calling into the show and making things worse [sigh].

EDIT: To GRT Management...WHERE ARE OUR CAMERAS!?

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EDIT: To GRT Management...WHERE ARE OUR CAMERAS!?

Yes, I agree! "Where are our cameras!" The forward facing camera might have helped our fellow driver now facing a careless driving charge at the "infamous" roundabout! Or at least shown to all what really happened, putting all doubt to rest!

Does Regional Council know that the monies they approved at Council for the installation of cameras (by September) was spent elsewhere by GRT management??? Hmmm. Interesting point to ponder!

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Again, if any of you have problems with GRT.. Speak up and go to the meetings because some people on here can be ignorant.

This is exactly why I've started to lessen my posts in this thread; I rather direct my concerns straight to management or to people I actually know in person, instead of asking for advice here.

Anyway...decals are starting to go up along the 201 iXpress corridor, along with next bus screen frames. Everything should be done by the end of November. Not sure if they're gonna put stop names on the shelters though...

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hey everybody i heard today that the 92XX and the 94XX will have the Security cameras and init in them soon and the high floors will have the init soon also.

"High Floors"?????? That, I'll believe when I see! :P

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Just a few tidbits for the GRT info miners out there for the Winter schedule period (effective January).

1) Route 201 iXpress is being pulled completely from the Highland Hills Terminal traveling southbound, a new relief point for Operators is being opened at Forest Glen Plaza.

2) A GO Train Shuttle is being added from the Charles Street Terminal to the VIA/GO Station at Weber/Victoria. The bus is planned to leave from the 8 Franklin bay at 6:45am and travel express the train station for 6:50am. I hope people pass the word on about this one, use it or lose it!

3) Several morning trips on the Route 201 iXpress leaving Laurier will now service the two stops on Columbia at Hazel and at Albert. I expect this is to help reduce overloads of buses heading to the U of W.

:)

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Just a few tidbits for the GRT info miners out there for the Winter schedule period (effective January).

1) Route 201 iXpress is being pulled completely from the Highland Hills Terminal traveling southbound, a new relief point for Operators is being opened at Forest Glen Plaza.

2) A GO Train Shuttle is being added from the Charles Street Terminal to the VIA/GO Station at Weber/Victoria. The bus is planned to leave from the 8 Franklin bay at 6:45am and travel express the train station for 6:50am. I hope people pass the word on about this one, use it or lose it!

3) Several morning trips on the Route 201 iXpress leaving Laurier will now service the two stops on Columbia at Hazel and at Albert. I expect this is to help reduce overloads of buses heading to the U of W.

:)

Well done, GRT, on #1 and great to hear #2! No other changes?

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