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chris/CO149 [userpic]
bus report supplemental

It occurs to me that you might not know my current work assignment. Until 9/28, I drive 3/8T, from 5:44 AM to 8:37 AM.

See the map for route 3 and runcard.


What does the "8T" signify?

I'm torn whether to answer this. I mean, the answer is about 3/4 inch farther down the screen. Do I just be nice and answer anyway? Do I have to be nice in my own journal? Do I have to be nice to an anonymous poster? Do I want to encourage a non-reading behavior. What if the poster later fails to read a warning sign and gets killed? Did I enable that? Sigh.

Poster: Learn to read, and read everything! It's your life at stake.

Now ask me what a "tripper" is. I didn't explain that yet...

Work at metro is divided up into "runs" and "trippers". Runs provide the basic level of service throughout the day, are shifts about 8 hours long and are assigned only to full-time staff.

Trippers are service added during peak hours, or to supplelent a run. A tripper is no more than 6-1/2 hours long, usually in the 3-4 hour range, and can be worked by part-timers or full-timers.

The "T" above means "Tripper".

The "8" means Run Number 8. This just differentiates this bit of work from all the other bits of work that do the route 3. It's called a "run number" even though it's not a run, thus the "T". Just a historic thing.

hmm, I don't get up that early

So you may not be driving me to work too much ;)