Posts Tagged ‘ Coast Mountain Bus ’

Earlier date for Port Mann opening?

October 22, 2012

The official opening of the new Port Mann Bridge may be happening sooner than expected. Coast Mountain bus drivers who’ll be operating the new rapid buses over the bridge have been told service will begin Wednesday December 5th. Transportation Minister Mary Polak isn’t confirming anything. She says “we’re really hopeful we’ll be able to make [...]

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Reaction to Translink losses

October 18, 2012
Reaction to Translink losses

CKNW News has learned Coast Mountain bus drivers pushed the ‘fare not paid button’ on board their coaches 2.1-million times in 2011. If you multiply that with the cheapest fare of two-dollars-50 cents, that’s just over five-million-dollars in lost revenue. Bus drivers union boss Don McLeod figures that number’s on the low side, “You we’d like [...]

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Loss of 60 jobs at Coast Mountain Bus Co. ‘insane:’ Union

October 9, 2012
Loss of 60 jobs at Coast Mountain Bus Co. ‘insane:’ Union

The loss of 60 maintenance workers at Coast Mountain Bus Co. is “insane” and will lead to a deteriorated bus service, according to a union letter sent to members and posted online.  Global TV BC News

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Loss of 60 jobs at Coast Mountain Bus Co. ‘insane:’ Union

October 9, 2012

The loss of 60 maintenance workers at Coast Mountain Bus Co. is “insane” and will lead to a deteriorated bus service, according to a union letter sent to members and posted online. But a company spokesman said the cuts are necessary to improve efficiencies and keep costs low. The Province – News / Vancouver

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Security guards assigned to control frustrated Metro Vancouver bus riders

September 15, 2012

Security guards are being assigned “to keep the peace” among scores of frustrated transit riders who are being left on the side of the road by overcrowded night buses. The union representing bus drivers with TransLink’s Coast Mountain Bus Company predicts the situation will get even worse as TransLink prepares to cut 50,000 bus service [...]

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