An overtime ban by Greater Victoria bus drivers resulted in cancellation of nearly 100 trips Saturday and passengers can expect to see even more disruption in coming days.
If passengers didn't check the latest updates online, they had to wait longer at stops because scheduled trips were cancelled on 12 routes, including the popular No. 4, 11, 27 and 28 runs, according to B.C. Transit.
Foot passengers heading for or arriving from the 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ferries at the Swartz Bay terminal on Friday had no access to public transit because of the overtime ban.
Monday could be even worse, with fewer buses on the road because maintenance work is piling up - mechanics have also refused to work overtime in the latest form of job action by the Canadian Auto Workers Local 333.
The union's 650 members stopped working overtime shifts because of a breakdown in contract negotiations with B.C. Transit. Drivers have also stopped wearing uniforms.
"The problem with the overtime ban is that it just makes our flexibility and our ability to respond quickly to [personnel changes] more difficult," said Meribeth Burton, spokeswoman for B.C. Transit. Overtime is often used when a driver calls in sick, for example.
What used to be a disagreement over wages and benefits has evolved into a stalemate over B.C. Transit's purchasing of 15 high-capacity shuttle buses, five of which will be used in Victoria.
The union wants the Vicinity buses to be operated by drivers with more training and higher pay. CAW 333 president Ben Williams says the issue remains the largest sticking point in the failed negotiations.
Of the 99 bus trips cancelled Saturday, the No. 10, which runs between Royal Jubilee Hospital and the Dockyard, saw the most disruption with 17 cancellations. The No. 4, which runs between the University of Victoria and downtown, had 13 trips cancelled and was one of the busiest routes on Saturday, Transit reported.
B.C. Transit expects another 90 cancelled trips today and will post a schedule on its website at bctransit.com. So far, some trips on an estimated 13 routes will not be running as management tries to keep disruption of individual routes to a minimum. firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the cancelled routes for Sunday, October, 28, 2012:
2 Leaving Johnson and Douglas 12:26pm to Central and St. Patrick 12:45pm2 Leaving Central and St. Patrick 12:55pm to Douglas and View 1:17pm2 Leaving Johnson and Douglas 2:26pm to Central and St. Patrick 2:45pm2 Leaving Central and St. Patrick 2:54pm to Douglas and View 3:16pm2 Leaving Johnson and Douglas 4:26pm to Central and St. Patrick 4:45pm2 Leaving Central and St. Patrick 4:54pm to Douglas and View 5:16pm
4 Leaving Fairfield and Blanshard 6:08pm to Uvic Exchange 6:36pm4 Leaving Uvic Exchange 6:44pm to Fairfield and Blanshard 7:12pm4 Leaving Fairfield and Blanshard 7:20pm to Uvic Exchange 7:48pm
6 Leaving Yates and Broad 1:44pm to HMC Dockyard 2:01pm6 Leaving HMC Dockyard 2:06pm to Royal Oak Exchange 2:52pm6 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 2:58pm to HMC Dockyard 3:45pm6 Leaving HMC Dockyard 3:50pm to Royal Oak Exchange 4:36pm6 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 4:43pm to Yates and Broad 5:12pm6 Leaving Yates and Broad 6:12pm to HMC Dockyard 6:29pm6 Leaving HMC Dockyard 6:33pm to Royal Oak Exchange 7:17pm6 Leaving HMC Dockyard 7:12pm to Royal Oak Exchange 7:54pm6 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 7:31pm to HMC Dockyard 8:11pm6 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 7:59pm to HMC Dockyard 8:43pm6 Leaving HMC Dockyard 8:16pm to Royal Oak Exchange 8:57pm6 Leaving HMC Dockyard 8:48pm to Royal Oak Exchange 9:32pm6 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 9:03pm to HMC Dockyard 9:45pm6 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 9:39pm to HMC Dockyard 10:17pm6 Leaving HMC Dockyard 10:28pm to Royal Oak Exchange 11:08pm6 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 11:20pm to Yates and Broad 11:42pm
7 Leaving Douglas and View 1:17pm to Uvic Exchange 1:47pm7 Leaving Uvic Exchange 1:56pm to Johnson and Douglas 2:26pm7 Leaving Douglas and View 3:16pm to Uvic Exchange 3:46pm7 Leaving Uvic Exchange 3:56pm to Johnson and Douglas 4:26pm7 Leaving Douglas and View 5:16pm to Uvic Exchange 5:46pm7 Leaving Uvic Exchange 5:55pm to Johnson and Douglas 6:26pm
11 Leaving Uvic Exchange 1:46pm to Tillicum Mall Lower Level 2:39pm11 Leaving Tillicum Mall Lower Level 2:45pm to Uvic Exchange 3:39pm11 Leaving Tillicum Mall Lower Level 3:05pm to Uvic Exchange 3:59pm11 Leaving Uvic Exchange 3:46pm to Tillicum Mall Lower Level 4:37pm11 Leaving Uvic Exchange 4:06pm to Tillicum Mall Lower Level 4:57pm11 Leaving Tillicum Mall Lower Level 4:45pm to Uvic Exchange 5:39pm11 Leaving Tillicum Mall Lower Level 5:05pm to Uvic Exchange 5:59pm11 Leaving Uvic Exchange 5:47pm to Tillicum Mall Lower Level 6:37pm11 Leaving Uvic Exchange 6:07pm to Tillicum Mall Lower Level 6:56pm
14 Leaving Uvic Exchange 6:40am to Victoria General Hospital 7:20am14 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 7:34am to Uvic Exchange 8:16am14 Leaving Uvic Exchange 8:25am to Victoria General Hospital 9:07am14 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 9:23am to Uvic Exchange 10:08am14 Leaving Uvic Exchange 10:16am to Victoria General Hospital 11:00am14 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 11:06am to Uvic Exchange 11:52am14 Leaving Uvic Exchange 12:08pm to Victoria General Hospital 12:55pm14 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 11:50am to Uvic Exchange 12:39pm14 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 12:50am to Uvic Exchange 1:39pm14 Leaving Uvic Exchange 12:53pm to Victoria General Hospital 1:41pm14 Leaving Bay and Government 1:04pm to Victoria General Hospital 1:26pm14 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 1:35pm to Uvic Exchange 2:25pm14 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 1:50pm to Uvic Exchange 2:40pm14 Leaving Uvic Exchange 2:38pm to Victoria General Hospital 3:26pm14 Leaving Uvic Exchange 2:53pm to Victoria General Hospital 3:41pm14 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 3:35pm to Uvic Exchange 4:25pm14 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 3:50pm to Uvic Exchange 4:39pm14 Leaving Uvic Exchange 4:38pm to Victoria General Hospital 5:26pm14 Leaving Uvic Exchange 4:53pm to Victoria General Hospital 5:41pm14 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 5:32pm to Uvic Exchange 6:21pm14 Leaving Uvic Exchange 6:26pm to Victoria General Hospital 7:12pm
22 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 12:24pm to Hillside Mall Sears 1:10pm22 Leaving Hillside Mall Sears 1:26pm to Victoria General Hospital 2:12pm22 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 2:21pm to Hillside Mall Sears 3:07pm22 Leaving Hillside Mall Sears 3:13pm to Victoria General Hospital 3:59pm22 Leaving Victoria General Hospital 4:06pm to Hillside Mall Sears 4:52pm22 Leaving Hillside Mall Sears 5:10pm to Victoria General Hospital 5:55pm
25 Leaving Johnson and Broad 12:48pm to Borden and McKenzie 1:08pm25 Leaving Borden and McKenzie 1:13pm to Admirals Walk Mall 1:59pm25 Leaving Admirals Walk Mall 2:05pm to Borden and McKenzie 2:47pm25 Leaving Borden and McKenzie 2:52pm to Admirals Walk Mall 3:38pm25 Leaving Admirals Walk Mall 3:43pm to Borden and McKenzie 4:25pm25 Leaving Borden and McKenzie 4:30pm to Admirals Walk Mall 5:16pm25 Leaving Admirals Walk Mall 5:21pm to Borden and McKenzie 6:03pm25 Leaving Borden and McKenzie 6:08pm to Yates at Broad 6:27pm
27 Leaving Toronto and Huntington 12:22pm to Tyndall and Grandview 1:05pm27 Leaving Tyndall and Grandview 1:05pm to Toronto and Huntington 1:45pm27 Leaving Toronto and Huntington 1:54pm to Tyndall and Grandview 2:37pm27 Leaving Tyndall and Grandview 2:37pm to Toronto and Huntington 3:17pm27 Leaving Toronto and Huntington 3:26pm to Tyndall and Grandview 4:09pm27 Leaving Tyndall and Grandview 4:09pm to Toronto and Huntington 4:47pm27 Leaving Toronto and Huntington 4:57pm to Johnson and Douglas 5:08pm
28 Leaving Douglas and Fort 5:29pm to Toronto and Huntington 5:42pm28 Leaving Toronto and Huntington 5:52pm to Tyndall and Grandview 6:30pm28 Leaving Tyndall and Grandview 6:33pm to Toronto and Huntington 7:10pm
30 Leaving Fishermans Wharf 7:27am to Royal Oak Exchange 8:03am30 Leaving Fishermans Wharf 8:45am to Royal Oak Exchange 9:22am30 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 9:35am to Fishermans Wharf 10:12am30 Leaving Fishermans Wharf 11:46am to Douglas and Summit 12:04pm30 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 11:51am to Fishermans Wharf 12:32pm30 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 1:30pm to Fishermans Wharf 2:12pm30 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 3:07pm to Fishermans Wharf 15:49pm30 Leaving Fishermans Wharf 4:10pm to Royal Oak Exchange 4:54pm30 Leaving Fishermans Wharf 5:49pm to Douglas and Summit 6:06pm30 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 10:38pm to Fishermans Wharf 11:13pm
31 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 8:07am to Fishermans Wharf 8:39am31 Leaving Fishermans Wharf 10:18am to Royal Oak Exchange 10:56am31 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 11:04am to Fishermans Wharf 11:41am31 Leaving Fishermans Wharf 12:41pm to Royal Oak Exchange 1:23pm31 Leaving Fishermans Wharf 2:18pm to Royal Oak Exchange 3:02pm31 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 3:26pm to Fishermans Wharf 4:05pm31 Leaving Royal Oak Exchange 5:02pm to Fishermans Wharf 4:40pm31 Leaving Fishermans Wharf 11:23pm to Saanich and Vernon 11:44pm
50 Leaving Government and Superior 7:12pm to Langford Exchange 7:55pm50 Leaving Langford Exchange 8:05pm to Government and Superior 8:42pm
75 Leaving Fairfield and Blanshard 4:02pm to Saanichton Exchange 5:07pm75 Leaving Saanichton Exchange 5:15pm to Fairfield and Blanshard 6:17pm
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