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Unread postPosted: September 28th, 2018, 3:50 am 
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TransLink has secured $7.3 Billion in extra funding over the next ten years, and is moving forward and expansion plans.

Got a letter from my employer yesterday stating the need to hire and train 400-500 new city bus drivers EACH year, for at least the next 3-5 years.

They've already ordered 600 new buses to be delivered over the next two years.

Plans call for an additional depot in the city to house the expanded fleet. That brings the number of depots up to 7.

http://www.translink.ca/drive

http://www.translink.ca/careers and then click onto each subsidiary too.

Driving is NOT for everyone, and is NOT the only opportunity.

Big bus =full time, six weeks paid training. Currently $22.53 thru $32.19 an hour.

Mini bus =part time to start, two weeks paid training. $19.37 thru $26 an hour.

Also saw a news article about Amazon building another warehouse in Delta, and will need 700 new employees once it opens.


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Unread postPosted: September 28th, 2018, 5:57 am 

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Superchecker wrote:
TransLink has secured $7.3 Billion in extra funding over the next ten years, and is moving forward and expansion plans.

Got a letter from my employer yesterday stating the need to hire and train 400-500 new city bus drivers EACH year, for at least the next 3-5 years.

They've already ordered 600 new buses to be delivered over the next two years.

Plans call for an additional depot in the city to house the expanded fleet. That brings the number of depots up to 7.

http://www.translink.ca/drive

http://www.translink.ca/careers and then click onto each subsidiary too.

Driving is NOT for everyone, and is NOT the only opportunity.

Big bus =full time, six weeks paid training. Currently $22.53 thru $32.19 an hour.

Mini bus =part time to start, two weeks paid training. $19.37 thru $26 an hour.

Also saw a news article about Amazon building another warehouse in Delta, and will need 700 new employees once it opens.

A bus driver up in Edmonton was stabbed by a fifteen year old boy..

Please be careful Superchecker.


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Unread postPosted: September 28th, 2018, 1:03 pm 
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Fashionista wrote:
Superchecker wrote:
TransLink has secured $7.3 Billion in extra funding over the next ten years, and is moving forward and expansion plans.

Got a letter from my employer yesterday stating the need to hire and train 400-500 new city bus drivers EACH year, for at least the next 3-5 years.

They've already ordered 600 new buses to be delivered over the next two years.

Plans call for an additional depot in the city to house the expanded fleet. That brings the number of depots up to 7.

http://www.translink.ca/drive

http://www.translink.ca/careers and then click onto each subsidiary too.

Driving is NOT for everyone, and is NOT the only opportunity.

Big bus =full time, six weeks paid training. Currently $22.53 thru $32.19 an hour.

Mini bus =part time to start, two weeks paid training. $19.37 thru $26 an hour.

Also saw a news article about Amazon building another warehouse in Delta, and will need 700 new employees once it opens.

A bus driver up in Edmonton was stabbed by a fifteen year old boy..

Please be careful Superchecker.

Lots of deranged people on public transit.

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Unread postPosted: May 21st, 2019, 5:00 pm 
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Coast Mountain Bus Company is once again accepting online applications for casual to start Community Shuttle bus driver trainees. 9 days paid training. $19.62-$26 an hour. Must be available for at least four days per two week pay period. Temps earn 14% extra in lieu of benefits...

www.translink.ca/drive


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Unread postPosted: May 21st, 2019, 5:09 pm 

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Superchecker wrote:
Coast Mountain Bus Company is once again accepting online applications for casual to start Community Shuttle bus driver trainees. 9 days paid training. $19.62-$26 an hour. Must be available for at least four days per two week pay period. Temps earn 14% extra in lieu of benefits...

http://www.translink.ca/drive

:smiley_thumbs_up_yellow_ani:


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Unread postPosted: May 21st, 2019, 5:17 pm 
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I have a bus drivers licence!!!

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Unread postPosted: May 22nd, 2019, 2:11 pm 

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Bricktop wrote:
I have a bus drivers licence!!!


Are you one of those retired people or police officers who wants to drive those yellow school busses, BT?

I know a retired RCMP officer who’s driving one for something to do.

I guess he got restless sitting at home doin nothing.


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Unread postPosted: May 22nd, 2019, 2:12 pm 

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Bricktop wrote:
I have a bus drivers licence!!!

Ehy?


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Unread postPosted: May 22nd, 2019, 3:08 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
I have a bus drivers licence!!!


As do I.

In the US, the core license is the CDL which is standard nationwide. In my state, there's a passenger endorsement that attaches to it, for public transportation or livery. And for school busing, there's an additional endorsement.

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Unread postPosted: May 22nd, 2019, 3:12 pm 

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Peaches wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
I have a bus drivers licence!!!


As do I.

In the US, the core license is the CDL which is standard nationwide. In my state, there's a passenger endorsement that attaches to it, for public transportation or livery. And for school busing, there's an additional endorsement.

All driver's licenses are provincial jurisdiction in Canada.


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Unread postPosted: May 22nd, 2019, 3:19 pm 
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Fashionista wrote:
Peaches wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
I have a bus drivers licence!!!


As do I.

In the US, the core license is the CDL which is standard nationwide. In my state, there's a passenger endorsement that attaches to it, for public transportation or livery. And for school busing, there's an additional endorsement.

All driver's licenses are provincial jurisdiction in Canada.


That's pretty much the case here also. The CDL is state-issued but there is a national template for it that states have to follow. Thank Big Insurance for that.

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Unread postPosted: May 22nd, 2019, 3:24 pm 

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Peaches wrote:
Fashionista wrote:
Peaches wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
I have a bus drivers licence!!!


As do I.

In the US, the core license is the CDL which is standard nationwide. In my state, there's a passenger endorsement that attaches to it, for public transportation or livery. And for school busing, there's an additional endorsement.

All driver's licenses are provincial jurisdiction in Canada.


That's pretty much the case here also. The CDL is state-issued but there is a national template for it that states have to follow. Thank Big Insurance for that.

But, yet auto insurance is cheaper in the USA..

And several provinces in Canada have government owned auto insurance.


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Unread postPosted: May 22nd, 2019, 4:27 pm 
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Fashionista wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
I have a bus drivers licence!!!

Ehy?


As a police officer I had to conduct practical tests when in country towns.

Can't sit next to a learner unless you hold an appropriate licence.

Also, I had to drive the Academy bus when taking Cadets out on field exercises.

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Unread postPosted: May 22nd, 2019, 6:30 pm 
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Fashionista wrote:
Peaches wrote:
Fashionista wrote:
Peaches wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
I have a bus drivers licence!!!


As do I.

In the US, the core license is the CDL which is standard nationwide. In my state, there's a passenger endorsement that attaches to it, for public transportation or livery. And for school busing, there's an additional endorsement.

All driver's licenses are provincial jurisdiction in Canada.


That's pretty much the case here also. The CDL is state-issued but there is a national template for it that states have to follow. Thank Big Insurance for that.

But, auto insurance is cheaper in the USA..

And several provinces in Canada have government owned auto insurance.

Government owned auto insurance is bad for responsible drivers.

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Unread postPosted: June 1st, 2019, 3:35 am 
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Fyi: The bus driving postings have ended, for now.... Might have to do with the delay in launching the three new Bline routes until 2020.

But SkyTrain has added their need for more SkyTrain attendants. $32.61 an hour. Click onto the BCRTC page off of www.translink.ca/careers I believe that having first aid certification is a requirement.


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Unread postPosted: June 1st, 2019, 3:59 am 

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Good morning Superchecker.
ac_smile


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Unread postPosted: June 1st, 2019, 5:33 am 
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Fashionista wrote:
Good morning Superchecker.
ac_smile

Good morning! Actually went back to bed for an hour... Up now... Ate two Eggo waffles for breakfast.

Might seek out the new Popeyes chicken place in Surrey for lunch.


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Unread postPosted: June 1st, 2019, 5:39 am 

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Superchecker wrote:
Fashionista wrote:
Good morning Superchecker.
ac_smile

Good morning! Actually went back to bed for an hour... Up now... Ate two Eggo waffles for breakfast.

Might seek out the new Popeyes chicken place in Surrey for lunch.

I wanted to go back to bed, but I have too many things to do today..

Popeye's chicken is opening a lot of franchises across Canada.


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Unread postPosted: August 3rd, 2019, 6:21 am 
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The posting for more driver trainees is back on the website. Click onto Coast Mountain Bus Company off of www.translink.ca/careers for active postings

Go to www.translink.ca/drive for details about the job and recruitment steps


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Unread postPosted: August 3rd, 2019, 7:53 am 

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Superchecker wrote:
The posting for more driver trainees is back on the website. Click onto Coast Mountain Bus Company off of http://www.translink.ca/careers for active postings

Go to http://www.translink.ca/drive for details about the job and recruitment steps

A great way to get one's foot in the door of a stable company..

Good morning Superchecker.
ac_smile


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