December 4th, 2001


bus report

more classroom stuff. an "operator's panel" of experienced drivers came in to take questions. Usually, they do this later in the training, so this part of the class was a bit of a bust. a defensive driving lecture.

driving assignments were issued, including coach training assignments for people who need that. I'm qualified on enough that I don't need these, so i just get to go out and drive things with another operator watching me.

Rest of this week, one day on a breda route (why? dunno), one morning, one afternoon and one night run on trolleys. similar next week, but no breda route. It looks like I'll be qualified on 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 43, 44 and 70 by the last day driving in training, leaving 1, 9 and 36 the only things I need to qualify on to know all Atlantic Base routes. (Atlantic only has these 14 trolley routes; other bases have on the order of 50-60 routes.