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  1. Yes, many of our drivers have brought that up as well. I personally don't think that is necessary, as long as you have a shield. Not sure if buses in Montreal do or not but we do and this gives us a good barrier between us and the passengers.
  2. Funny you bring this up. I just had training on Saturday for our new PRESTO system. It is going to allow people to load up their cards on their phones with credit cards and debit cards.....money is going to go the way of the do do bird very soon here as well.
  3. I watched an interview with a Canadian doctor (Bruce Aylward) who has worked for the WHO for 30 years and he is one of the leading experts in the world on infectious diseases. He says they are useless. I'll trust his expertise.
  4. No. We never have. Most passengers use Presto cards (preloaded cards that they "tap on" with) and even passengers who still pay with cash just put it into the box. I never touch them or even have to get near them. When I print off a transfer, they take it themselves. I do carry Lysol wipes and wipe down the bus and as mentioned, i sanitize my hands maybe once every 15 minutes.
  5. The masks are useless. This is one thing people don't realize. The masks available to the public don't stop you from getting the virus, they prevent you from spreading it. We do have bus shields that separate us from the passengers. So there's a good 5 or 6 feel between us and them, so I feel safe. But I really think it's inevitable that most Canadians will get it. Just have to hope my immune system is strong enough to fight it off.
  6. I live in Brampton. It's a northern suburb of Toronto. There is talk that we are going to be on lock down pretty soon. All bars, restaurants, libraries, theatres and so on are basically closed down. People are being urged to work from home and to not go outside unless they absolutely must. Schools and colleges are closed. There are no sporting events and gatherings of more than 50 people is being frowned upon. Now here's the kicker. I work for the city as a bus driver. We are considered an essential service. This means that along with fire, police, paramedics and doctors, we are forced to work throughout all of this no matter what. If martial law is instituted (and it's not far off) I'm still expected to show up for work. I understand it but I don't like it. Working on a bus, we easily pick up 200-300-400 passengers a day. Right now, I'm sanitizing my hands about 25 times a day and I take three showers every day. I'm doing all I can to make sure I'm as safe as can be. But it seems really unfair and rather dangerous to make us work, especially around all different kinds of people. Just a rant. Had to get it off my mind.
  7. How fucking typical though of prime minister Trudeau to be late to his own news conference. Supposed to be addressing us at 1 p.m. it's now going on 15 minutes late.
  8. Hate to say this, but this is only the beginning. We are in the inception stages.
  9. Found it and it is confirmed.....all Casinos here are closed. Niagara Falls is going to take a big hit because of this.
  10. Apparently all Canadian casinos are now shut down as well. My buddy says he read it on the news. I'm watching Contagion so can't confirm just yet.
  11. Great choice at number one.....for anyone who wasn't here a few years ago, I did a countdown of the most important films ever made. Matrix was number one. Take a gander, if you feel like it.
  12. Inception is not number one.....unless that POS TDKR sneeks in, we could see Aliens or Matrix at number one....maybe even ESB.
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