Mar 16, 2020 during these challenging times, its more important than ever that we honor our public servants who are essential to keeping our community moving. The transit agency is now making all of its buses free. To enable the livelihoods of other essential workers, thousands of bus drivers, track repairers, yard. The wilton manors native is a driver for broward county transit and also the author of a blog that documents what he sees in his drives across the county. Jan 15, 2016 bus driving safety round up tips and checklists january 15, 2016 neil leave a comment whether you drive a charter bus, shuttle bus, school bus, tour bus or city bus, you know that the lives of your passengers are in your hands every day, and we want to help keep everyone safe, including you.
What started off as unusually slow hours on the extra board turned into chaotic hours by late june. Line 4 operator feels insecure and unsafe without security door line 4 no. Your best resource for green transit issues, bus and rail transportation safety, maintenance, equipment innovations and funding mechanisms. Driver shortages causing transit delays nationwide st. Nj transit bus driver charged newark, nj a nj transit bus driver was arrested on vehicular homicide charges while she was attempting to board a plane, prosecutors said. One of the easiest ways to increase your salary as a transit and intercity bus driver is to move to a higher paying state like ny.
Metro bus operator nathan vass, right, catches up with passenger and. During my time with pierce transit 2009 2014, turn over in executive leadership and finding talented strategic thinkers was a problem. Riders should use public transit for essential trips only. The cost of a bus is in the driver, not the size of the vehicle. Heres a few ways that these proven principles can apply to bus and transit drivers. An nj transit bus driver fatally ran down a passenger who she dragged down the street with his arm in the door, and later lied on her report and tried to flee the country. Ecb writes about the plight of the bus driver today.
Recently, training, intuition and humanity saw driver bryan jeresano notice an 18yearold student standing with a worried look, as she waited for a ride at night. Torrance, ca about blog metro magazine serves the public and private passenger bus and rail transit, and motorcoach industry. Metrobus riders should enter and exit via the rear door. Our driving the 5 keys bus video provides drivers with a unique insight into common driving errors and proven safety techniques geared specifically for drivers of city transit, school, paratransit, and motor coaches. On march 18, 2020, were again celebrating international transit driver appreciation. Insert your money into the farebox little cash machine, or hand it to the driver, or show the pass to the driver. According to the sheepshead bites blog, they soon jumped off, and onto another bus, and the police were able to make arrests because of a passengers 911 call. The red bus is a 1966 manchester cooperation transport bus out of hthe bus museum in the old queens road depot.
The date of march 18 was selected to commemorate the first bus line, blaise pascals carosses a cinq sous in paris, 1662. Nj transit bus driver charged with vehicular homicide. Right now, the highest paying states for transit and intercity bus drivers are ny, wa, il, ak and ma. Contrary to what some might think, its not easy to become a metro transit bus operator.
Mar 31, 2020 nathan voss, perhaps better known as seattles friendliest bus driver, told seattle morning news that ridership is significantly down on his no. As transit workers get sick, unions mull shutdowns citylab. This blog also provides an opportunity for readers to comment about community transit issues. The new drivers will get the full range of benefits that come with stm jobs, including free access to regional transit systems, a retirement and health. Seattle transit blog is an independent, awardwinning publication covering transit and land use. This broward county bus driver finds beauty in the mundane. The regional transportation district is short 120 full and parttime drivers. Driver shortages causing transit delays nationwide. Bus driving safety round up tips and checklists january 15, 2016 neil leave a comment whether you drive a charter bus, shuttle bus, school bus, tour bus or city bus, you know that the lives of your passengers are in your hands every day, and we want to help keep everyone safe, including you. He shows viviana the importance of safety and manual dexterity in this job and that. Skip to main content search this blog from the driver side, by deke n. The first transit blog features stories, information and events about first transit transportation solutions.
Ac transit bus driver tests positive for covid19 nbc bay area. A bus driver shortage today may have an impact on your morning commute. Apr 02, 2020 an ac transit driver has tested positive for coronavirus, whats believed to be the first confirmed case for the agency. Using the smith5keys is a good starting point for every bus driver who wants to stay safer on the roads. Miamidade transit suspends metrobus late night service and announces go nightly ride option for essential trips only. Friendliest bus driver in seattle details concerns as. Dan bertolet has some smart thoughts about the pandemic. If youre looking for a new career and to contribute to the wellbeing of the entire city, consider applying to work for the stm, which is currently hiring more than 500 bus drivers as it prepares for the addition of 300 buses to its fleet. Line 12 kta bus driver sandy sandyline 75 woman in the middle of the street line 6 how do you turn off voice on navigation. Line 75 kta bus driver line 75 we cant reason with people sometimes do the best you canline 33 ada pass up and a bunch of others blood everywhere in the bus stops bus driver sees people checking car doors kta. Ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily shared by the transit agency i work for. The greater paris region iledefrance is widely recognized for its economic and cultural dynamism and its attraction for tourists. A bus driver describes what being a people person really means he works with thousands of people every day. There was a tendency to promote from within the network of bus operations professionals, limiting the agencys ability to think and act creatively and adapt to changing customer needs and new technologies.
Theres a lot of technical information and processes to learn but dont worry we offer help to anyone who asks for it from the moment you express interest in the job through the testing and application process, and even after your first day on the job, we have staff available to help. Apr 22, 2020 ecb writes about the plight of the bus driver today. The community transit blog is intended to provide news and info about community transit. Apr 23, 2019 the wilton manors native is a driver for broward county transit and also the author of a blog that documents what he sees in his drives across the county.
There, staff and bus operators can answer any of your questions about what the job is like and about how the application process works. In the wake of the ongoing news coverage and concerns about covid19, also known as coronavirus, we wanted to update you on what we are doing to help ensure we provide a safe operating environment. Louis commuters put up with extensive wait times during rush hour last week they havent been the only ones. Heres the community transit bus driver who died of covid19. Due to an unusually high number of metrobus operators already calling off work and declining to work extra assignments, we anticipate that we will not be in position to deliver the normally high quality service the region has come to expect every day. Transit driver appreciation day was designed to put the focus on operators like shelly logelin, who started working at metro transit in 20 but when students from saint paul public schools focus beyond transition services visited metro transits east metro garage on monday the support went in both directions the students, frequent bus riders, visited the. An rtl bus driver has tested positive for covid19 mtl blog. Learn more about what first transit has to offer menu.
On march 18, 2020, were again celebrating international transit driver appreciation day. An ac transit driver has tested positive for coronavirus, whats believed to be the first confirmed case for the agency. In a case that should shock the conscience of all new yorkers, five people held up a bus in brooklyn a few days before christmas and threatened to kill the driver with a gun. Metro online examines trends in urban, suburban and rural mass transportation. Mar 27, 2020 the driver for some reason considered her a troublemaker and told her to get off the bus, and she did.
A formal evaluation provides a regular and expected opportunity for the bus driver to improve their performance and refresh themselves. He intuitively knew something was wrong and stopped his bus close to trinity. Nathan voss, perhaps better known as seattles friendliest bus driver, shares what its like to drive a bus during the coronavirus pandemic. In may of i thought it would be fun to write about my job. During these challenging times, its more important than ever that we honor our public servants who are essential to keeping our community moving. The wilton manors native is a driver for broward county transit and also the author of a blog that documents what he sees in his drives across. The bus driver is also present on the multiplayer map remnant, as t. Apr 28, 2016 a bus driver describes what being a people person really means he works with thousands of people every day. Most of all, im a writer who happens to drive a bus. Jun 18, 2019 this week for ride transit month, its transit operator appreciation week. This week, we want to say thanks to all the transit operators who keep our communities moving. Black ops 4, first as a blueprint on the map classified and made a full appearance. Human transit the professional blog of public transit.
Line 75 kta bus driverline 75 we cant reason with people sometimes do the best you canline 33 ada pass up and a bunch of others blood everywhere in the bus stopsbus driver sees people checking car doors kta. Lean in and ask the bus driver if the bus is heading to your stop for low vision and totally blind travelers. If you need a ticket for a transfer to another vehicle after that bus, ask the. Go bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at. In an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus, the santa clara valley transportation authority is no longer collecting bus fares and is asking riders to board from through the rear door. Transitcenter, which provides funding to streetsblog denver, originally published this story on its blog. As a direct result of this blog, i published a book in november of 2017 called just drive life in the bus lane that is available on amazon. The community transit blog is intended to provide news and info about community transit, snohomish countys public transportation provider.
Nj transit has added about 200 new bus operators since then, union reps say. There are 82 bus driver job openings in north versailles. Go transit drivers are taught to be aware of things even beyond the route ahead and time of their next stop. California transit system enforces attendance policy on sick driver during covid19 health crisis march 26, 2020 no comments bus drivers and other transit staff are considered essential workers during this global health crisis. Nj transit bus driver charged with killing passenger and.
The union that represents bistate development employees identified him as dennis wallace in a tweet. Driver protection shields darren davis and the greeley evans transit team have worked with a local manufacturing company to come up with a quick cough and sneeze shield for their bus operators that is made out of plexiglass. The greater paris region is adapting its transit network. Coronavirus outbreak 4 community transit bus drivers positive for coronavirus. Go bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked. In denver and across colorado, transit officials cant hire enough people to drive buses and operate trains. Bus driver application preparation meeting and application. This week for ride transit month, its transit operator appreciation week. Before applying consider attending a bus driver application preparation meeting. Bobbi started her career as a bus driver for first student. First transits blog features stories, information and events about first transit transportation solutions. Their last day of work was march 15 and they were subsequently placed in isolation by the rtl health unit, a statement on the public transit companys website. Mar 19, 2019 transit driver appreciation day was designed to put the focus on operators like shelly logelin, who started working at metro transit in 20 but when students from saint paul public schools focus beyond transition services visited metro transits east metro garage on monday the support went in both directions. The union that represents bistate development employees identified him as dennis.
Glassdoor lets you search all open bus driver jobs in north versailles, pa. This story is the first of a series on the shortage of bus drivers and train operators in colorado. I write to provide insight as to what its like on a bus. Scott ryan, 41, worked for community transit, where nine employees have tested positive. Jan 06, 2012 in a case that should shock the conscience of all new yorkers, five people held up a bus in brooklyn a few days before christmas and threatened to kill the driver with a gun. The green bus is modern but done up in the salford city transport livery. The new drivers will get the full range of benefits that come with stm jobs, including free access to regional transit systems, a retirement and. She later transferred to first transit and became a valuable member of the paratransit driver training program.
Seattle transit blog covering transit and land use in. She was the mostlikely homeless person, and she was going to a specific destination, not riding the bus all day. As a corridor supervisor, staff supervisor at the state transit authority of nsw a typical day involved managing an emergency situation and responding to injured passengers, bus drivers and other stakeholders in the sydney cbd. Bus operators are responsible for the safe operation of a public transit bus over an assigned route according to schedule. Go transit bus driver bryan jeresano helped a guelph university student that was potentially in danger, as she waited for a ride alone at night. This blog also provides an opportunity for readers to comment about community transit blog topics. Updating our proven driver safety methodology for drivers of city transit buses, school buses, paratransit, and motor coaches. As a transit operator, all i feel right now is fear. If youd like a special way to say thank you to your bus driver, check out the transit driver appreciation day website. Though the rtl has not released their route, it does specify that they worked in vieuxlongueuil.
However, it is also faced with the saturation of its road network feeding the urban, suburban and even rural areas. The life of a transit worker was never easy in the united states. There arent too many people who want to get into this occupation anymore, said ray greaves, state council chairman of the amalgamated transit union in new jersey. Are nyc transit bus drivers prevented from calling police. March 18 is transit driver appreciation day metro matters. This proactive effort thankfully triggered a hasty retreat by the men, who sped off. Sources told nbc bay area that the agency posted a letter at the bus yard. Jan 27, 2020 go transit bus driver bryan jeresano helped a guelph university student that was potentially in danger, as she waited for a ride alone at night. Evaluating bus driver performance on steamboat springs transit in steamboat springs, co.
A metro transit bus driver is among the victims of the coronavirus. Local bus riders to essentially ride free starting monday. On this transit driver appreciation day, addtransit wants to say thank you to all the bus drivers around the world for doing their job well, keeping their passengers safe, and providing excellent customer service. First transit blog news events information about first. Blue musings of a writer who drives a bus for a living. Aug 22, 2019 bus 972, a 2018 nova lfs cng brtstyling on route 103 zarzamora primo. Being a driver for via is awesome and everything, but its nice every once in a while to take a break and see a change in scenery. Your source for the latest news and photos on the current bus scene in north west england. A bus driver in portland blogs about life in the drivers seat. Aim high in steering this foundational element of the smith5keys is particularly important for bus and transit drivers. Transit driver appreciation day is an annual event to celebrate the public service of public transit vehicle operators. This is simply an expression of free speech while describing the work bus operators perform. In fact, when a transit agency runs a relatively empty bus, theyre doing what theyre told to do, and theyre doing it efficiently.
A marin city man was arrested on allegations he threatened to kill a golden gate transit bus driver, authorities said. At first transit and first vehicle services, keeping our employees and passengers safe and healthy is a top priority. Black ops 4, first as a blueprint on the map classified and made a full appearance on the map alpha omega. Search bus driver jobs in north versailles with glassdoor. Ac transit bus driver tests positive for covid19 nbc.1321 226 905 383 592 340 5 27 744 1445 390 947 82 916 161 1059 951 379 1416 1470 1216 557 129 880 504 5 782 943 1421 262 563 57 527