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17 hours ago, MK78 said:

IOn the other hand, i hope they will let us cancel the 12 month pass without penalty, or at least pause it. My work is shutting down after this week, I won't need it hardly at all. Certainly not $140 worth.

Yes, I hope they do. And we have to say within a day or so whether we want to cancel for April (and pay the accumulated penalty).

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8 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

So while customer service was congratulating operators on Twitter, a mechanic at Duncan has been diagnosed.

Duncan’s closed, all the guys are quarantined.

 

 

Saw this tidbit. Not a smart cat, this guy.

 

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TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said the worker is a mechanic “who does not work on frontline service maintenance.” He works at the Duncan Shop, where bus rebuilds and overhauls take place.

Green also said around 130-170 employees are currently in self-isolation as a result.

“The employee worked one shift on March 11 after returning from travel and was sent home sick. They have not returned to work since,” TTC CEO Rick Leary said in a letter to employees on Thursday morning.

 

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43 minutes ago, MK78 said:

 

Saw this tidbit. Not a smart cat, this guy.

 

 

Indeed. He’ll have to face his co workers later.

HR policy or no, the prison yard will find out, one way or the other. In the end though, if it wasn’t him, it would’ve been someone else picking it up from a handrail or passenger tomorrow. 
 

Snowflake in a blizzard.

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2 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

Indeed. He’ll have to face his co workers later.

HR policy or no, the prison yard will find out, one way or the other. In the end though, if it wasn’t him, it would’ve been someone else picking it up from a handrail or passenger tomorrow. 
 

Snowflake in a blizzard.

Speaking of that though, all this week I saw bus operators with their shields folded down... That surely isn't helping.

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54 minutes ago, MK78 said:

Speaking of that though, all this week I saw bus operators with their shields folded down... That surely isn't helping.

Probably not. But taken to the logical conclusion, neither is showing up to work, period. Then everybody without a car is up shit creek.
Passenger(s) say use the barriers, but the city said (until today) that masks are prohibited because they cause panic?

 Somewhere in this mess, government orders end and personal accountability  begins. And then who should I give I higher priority? The health of my family and household? Or my job? Because they’re be brutally honest, right now the city is asking me to put my job first. 
My wife and daughter are having a problem coming to terms with that. Frankly as every day goes by, I’m having a harder and harder time reconciling it within myself.

Sure as shit I’m not doing it because of some disingenuous tweet from customer service. /end rant. For now.

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10 hours ago, MK78 said:

Speaking of that though, all this week I saw bus operators with their shields folded down... That surely isn't helping.

That shield is pretty much useless to keep air and water droplets away from the driver. It would be a different story if we had a sealed off compartment like used in many places outside of North American.

 

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15 hours ago, Someguy3071 said:

That shield is pretty much useless to keep air and water droplets away from the driver. It would be a different story if we had a sealed off compartment like used in many places outside of North American.

 

I dunno, it would seem to me that it could prevent people getting in the face of the operator, leaning and touching the folded door, and if you put some clear packing tape on those holes, could possibly minimize the effect of an errant sneeze or cough.

Every small thing should help, no?

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1 hour ago, MK78 said:

I dunno, it would seem to me that it could prevent people getting in the face of the operator, leaning and touching the folded door, and if you put some clear packing tape on those holes, could possibly minimize the effect of an errant sneeze or cough.

Every small thing should help, no?

It’s a smart thought, but it wouldn’t do much since the front end of the shield is open air as well. Strictly rear door boarding, with a reduced passenger count seems like the better idea coming from a person already on the frontlines 

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Paper Transfers will not be provided at this time

In order to reduce contact between our Operators and customers, Operators will not be issuing paper transfers at this time. Our Operators and Collectors have been informed and are aware that customers who have paid by cash, TTC ticket or token will not have a paper transfer and should be permitted to board a bus or enter a station. PRESTO card or PRESTO Ticket customers should continue to tap their card when they board a vehicle and enter a station.

 

So whats the point in paying?  Instead of them saying you need a presto card/ticket they basically are saying ride free, just tell the driver you paid already. Then they say they lose millions and blame the riders 

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3 hours ago, BusDude said:

Paper Transfers will not be provided at this time

In order to reduce contact between our Operators and customers, Operators will not be issuing paper transfers at this time. Our Operators and Collectors have been informed and are aware that customers who have paid by cash, TTC ticket or token will not have a paper transfer and should be permitted to board a bus or enter a station. PRESTO card or PRESTO Ticket customers should continue to tap their card when they board a vehicle and enter a station.

 

So whats the point in paying?  Instead of them saying you need a presto card/ticket they basically are saying ride free, just tell the driver you paid already. Then they say they lose millions and blame the riders 

They are already expected to lose millions

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19 minutes ago, MK78 said:

Well, the province is supposedly order only essential businesses remain open on Wednesday, so the ridership will go down even more. TTC will probably have no choice to reduce service levels.

25% of runs never left the garage this morning. They’re already reduced anyway.

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19 minutes ago, Bus_Medic said:

25% of runs never left the garage this morning. They’re already reduced anyway.

They need to go to some kind of modified Sunday service ... which is almost 50% of weekday AM peak. Streetcars look pretty empty.

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28 minutes ago, Xtrazsteve said:

There's no Express service runs anymore except 900 and 927. Seems like soon everything off peak will run 20-30 min

Yeah, didn't notice any out today except for one 985 bus heading towards Don Mills. I assumed it was a 985A coming from STC. Artics from 985 were reassigned to 85 today.

Based on the Transee, It looks like Mt Dennis chose to throw a few of their extra artics onto 89 today, i guess to compensate for the loss of 989.

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