March 25th, 2020

Covid – 19  UPDATE

Just a quick update on a few things that have been going on.

Run Cut –  As you all know by now, we are in the midst of conducting an emergency run cut that will see us reduce to a summer level of service. We want to thank everyone for your cooperation in getting this signed and hopefully in place by March 29th. Unfortunately, we will not be able to do any week moves due to the fact we will not be done before Thursday morning. The decision to reduce service was only received from Victoria on Saturday afternoon.

Overtime – The company will be dispatching work as normal but if there are runs that can’t be filled do to manpower shortage these runs will be cancelled. The affected routes and times will be posted on BCT website, as well as removed from the next ride system, so riders can plan. Once the dispatching is done the level of service is determined for the next day.  If any runs or pieces of work come open after the level of service has been established, they will be put out at OT by seniority and availability.

Effective today March 25th the use of single door busses, both community and single door Vicinity busses will not be used wherever possible.

All of this is changing on a daily, hourly basis.  We want to thank each and every one of you for your patience during these unprecedented times.

We will do our best to keep the membership informed about the changes.

Please be safe and stay healthy.

Thank you,

ATU 1722 Executive Board