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Re: Really, now, should this bus have gone out?

Posted by mr mabstoa on Tue Jul 3 22:09:50 2012, in response to Really, now, should this bus have gone out?, posted by r17-6599 on Mon Jul 2 14:50:34 2012.

Bronx division tend to do sloppy things like this.

Depending on the depot some maintenance managers want heavy duty out of services to have shoe polish writing like this on the bus so it doesn't go out by mistake. Last year a maintenance superintendent got demoted for releasing a bus that had a major fuel line problem out the door and within a few blocks from the depot the line busted and fuel spilled all over the street and the bus had to be towed back in to the house.

The major issue was that the super failed to shoe polish the window on the bus. Normally we use papers that say HOLD and when the operator is assigned the bus he is required to bring the hold paper back the yard dispatcher and verify the bus is OK for service.

When working the yard you have between 50-100 pullouts in the rush, you don't know ever buses status especially when they are released from the maintenance department on the fly. In this situation the bus was released for service but no one wanted to wash off the the polish. Either the operator didn't care, or he told the yard dispatcher and he didn't care or maintenance didn't care the bus went out that way.

Someone should have said no and it won't go till its cleaned off.


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