Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bus Digest

Bus Digest

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

_____A Greyhound Family Tradition____


 The story really begins here.My Dad, Wesley Víctor Rose, started out driving Double Decker Transit buses in England in the mid fifties. Shortly after he made it to Toronto operating buses & subway cars for Toronto Transit. In 1960 he began driving for San Diego Transit, Three years later on May 21st 1963 he hired onto The Greyhound Lines.

   Wesley Víctor Rose started with Continental Trailways ten years later on May, 1973 after a falling out with Greyhound. This was right around the time James Kerrigan was the President of Greyhound before being let go, he was tapped for the position of President of Trailways. My Dad and I remembered  him from his time @ Trailways. Wesley Víctor Rose returned to The Greyhound Lines To this very day Wesley Víctor Rose continues to drive.He is presently working a 2 & 1 from San Diego, CA to Las Vegas, NV. and plans to retire on Greyhounds 100th Anniversary,  May 21st 2014

Michael Lido Rose

 This is me, Michael Lido Rose  when dad was working at Trailways, standing in front of a Silver Eagle @ Continental Trailways. OMG, my Dad did have a minor moment of separation from Greyhound. In 1973 he joined Continental Trailways out of San Diego, CA. I came onto the scene before the Greyhound-Trailways merger in 1987.
   As for my industrial backround, in addition to my traditional upcomings within the American Intercity Bus Industry, I began my employment with Greyhound Lines, Inc. on 11/09/98 as a Terminal Employee in San Diego,California. During this períod of employment I was represented as a member of The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local # 481 based in San Diego, CA. While employed with Greyhound Lines, Inc. I manned positions in Tickets, Baggage, GPX, and Car cleaning, all while attending High School.

Michael Lido Rose

My story began on April 20th,1984. It was my Fourth birthday and that was the day I decided what I wanted to do with my life. It's been over Twenty-Eight years since that first trip and within that time my Dad & I have experienced & endured strikes, which we honored, mergers, ownership changes, operational changes, union local changes, and massive industry changes.
   I remained with Greyhound Lines, Inc for Two years, In 2000 I left Greyhound to begin a proffesional driving career with Coach USA in San Diego. I spent Seven years with Coach USA and in 2007 I returned to The Greyhound Lines to drive with my Dad.

I am based out of San Diego, California. My seniority date is 02/04/07. I was the first Greyhound driver to be hired in 2007. I am Michael Lido Rose proudly keeping a tradition by following in my Dad's foot steps, Wesley Victor Rose A Greyhound Family Tradition.




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Highway Robber's Hold Up Bus Passengers

Highway robbers have been attacking a number of cars in transit to and from the Northern region over the last couple of month.

The latest was a Tamale-bound STC bus was ambushed and its passengers robbed at gunpoint of valuables running into several million of cedis.

The robbery took place at Jeima in the Brong Ahafo region  Ghana - West Africa. Radio Justice's Osman Dauda reports from Tamale.

The Northern Sector bound State Transport company bus has between January and this month been attacked in three highway robbery.

The third incident took place in the earlier hours of Wednesday when robbers attacked passengers of some 15 vehicles including the STC bus at Jeiman in the Brong Ahafo Region.

They made away with valuables; cell phones, wristwatches and physical cash amount to millions of cedis.

The STC Bus driver Omar Yusif Amati said around 5pm when the bus went for pre-checks in Kumasi and after the checks they took off and reach Jeiman around 2am, and saw a parked pick up and some firewood had been used to make a barricade, so I thought it was an accident but I saw a benz bus ahead which was also packed. He said when he got there the robbers used a torchlight to signal him to stop.

One of the passengers onboard the bus said “ they put the knife on me and asked for my cell phone and money and I said that I don't have cell phone but money, so they took the money but still threatened him to bring out his cell phone because they don't believe that he has no cell phone”

Venting their anger on the driver and blaming him for picking some three passengers at an undesignated stop, the passengers suspected that those picked by the driver were accomplices of the robbers.

According to them they saw the alleged accomplices receiving what they described as odd calls and refused to talk back but hummed ostensibly conniving with the armed robbers.

Two of the three alighted some distance away from the scene of the incident. The passengers said while the armed robbers were confiscating their cell phones, that of the accomplice was not taken making them to suspect him

This has generated some indignation among the passengers towards the STC and complained bitterly especially about picking passengers on the way and delay in taking off.

The irony of the situation is that this incident happened while all the regional police commanders are having a meeting to fashion out a strategy to curb the spate of armed robbery in the country.

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