Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
TheAverageJoe

BUS HISTORY ASSOCIATION 2017 Convention Vancouver, BC

7 posts in this topic

 Thursday, June 8 will be a very long day and will see the BHA travel via ferry to Vancouver Island. Transit systems in Nanaimo, Duncan and Victoria will be visited.  Friday, June 9 will see the BHA travel via the picturesque Sea to Sky highway to visit Squamish and Whistler. North and West Vancouver will also be visited on this day.  Friday evening will be the annual meeting of the BHA, followed by a slide show.  Saturday, June 10 will see the BHA travel aboard a restored TMS (Transit Museum Society) bus. A few Coast Mountain Bus Company garages will be visited along with Intercity properties in greater Vancouver.

 

http://www.bus-history.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2017-BHA-Convention-Registration-Package.pdf

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There will also be a pre-convention activity on Wednesday, June 7. Details to follow.

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For all people who are registered for the convention, we hope to send out an e-mail update sometime this weekend.

There has been one minor itinerary change to the rough itinerary that was provided in the registration document. The Vancouver day will now be on Friday, June 9 and we will be riding aboard TRAMS vehicles on this day. The Whistler/West Vancouver day will now be on Saturday, June 10. This change was needed as per the request of Coast Mountain Bus Company. CMBC requested that their garage tours be done on the Friday and not the Saturday.

Thursday, June 8 remains the Vancouver Island day. Right now it is looking like there will be 45-50 people at the convention.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just as a side-note to the above message, all of the TRAMS vehicles chartered will be diesel buses. TRAMS is still having some insurance issues with regards to the trolley buses and they are not available for charter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Seashore_518203 said:

For all people who are registered for the convention, we hope to send out an e-mail update sometime this weekend.

There has been one minor itinerary change to the rough itinerary that was provided in the registration document. The Vancouver day will now be on Friday, June 9 and we will be riding aboard TRAMS vehicles on this day. The Whistler/West Vancouver day will now be on Saturday, June 10. This change was needed as per the request of Coast Mountain Bus Company. CMBC requested that their garage tours be done on the Friday and not the Saturday.

Thursday, June 8 remains the Vancouver Island day. Right now it is looking like there will be 45-50 people at the convention.

Thanks for the update. For visiting Whistler, fanning-wise that shouldn't be an issue as they run the same service level 7 days a week (and there could be more coaches on a Saturday than a Friday), and Squamish runs a similar service level on Saturday as it does weekdays (excluding one extra bus for route 4).

Just curious... is there an airport drop-off planned after the activities on Saturday?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally got my registration in the mail.... Should be there by Wednesday I would hope!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/19/2017 at 5:51 PM, Articulated said:

Just curious... is there an airport drop-off planned after the activities on Saturday?

At this point, no there is not. It should be an earlier arrival back at the hotel, possibly around 5:00 PM. What we could do is arrange for a downtown Canada Line stop on the way back from Whistler for those who have an evening flight out of YVR.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0