Thursday, March 31, 2016
Was she holding it? I thought. I did a lean to the side motion to sneak a peek. I didn't see a shoe in her hand.
We boarded the bus. She sat one row away from me. My curiosity was off the charts. What the hell happened? It has to be one hell of a story, I thought.
So I asked her. Turns out she lost her flat when she was running for the 5:10 pm train and it flew off just as she hopped on and the doors closed beside her.
"Oh, crap," I said. "That sucks." And I went back to my phone.
"Are you tweeting me," she asked jokingly. I said, "Yes". Her face changed.
COME ON! HOW COULD I NOT?!
I would expect nothing less of you mofos if you saw me hobbling along like an orphan. At least I didn't take a picture.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
How much in salary does it take for GO Transit to finally roll out the TRACK MY GO BUS app? Good question, Daisy May
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Kathy Haley, who first took the helm in 2011, will finish with Metrolinx on March 31. Tory MPP Michael Harris said her resignation makes Haley look like a “scapegoat.”
“I would say that Ms. Haley is falling on her sword today for the UP Express fiasco, but the buck clearly stops with the minister of transportation and the premier,” he said.
Meanwhile, on Twitter...
. @moore_oliver What's really outrageous is that the head of UPX made $272k while the head of GO Transit made only $249k.— Steve Munro (@SwanBoatSteve) March 24, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Maybe his car really was in the shop; explains why he was on the bus (DOES NO ONE HAVE ANY SHAME ANYMORE? WE CAN ALL HEAR YOU, DOUG!)
I'm not sure how Doug uses Plenty of Fish on his 90s flip phone. #golove— CJ Smith (@ThisCrazyTrain) March 18, 2016
Turns out 5 pm is too early for Doug's Internet girlfriend. He's asking if 530 will work. Eager beaver this Doug is. #golove— CJ Smith (@ThisCrazyTrain) March 18, 2016
Ok! 8pm it is. Does she know where Rileys is? He'll meet her there because his car's in the "shop". He better borrow an iPhone for this date— CJ Smith (@ThisCrazyTrain) March 18, 2016
Now Doug is discussing Sunday morning breakfast. Whoah... slow down there Doug. Get through dinner first. He sure is ambitious. #golove— CJ Smith (@ThisCrazyTrain) March 18, 2016
Sounds like breakfast isn't happening for Doug. He also just asked her what she's going to wear and told her to make it "tight". #golove— CJ Smith (@ThisCrazyTrain) March 18, 2016
DAMMIT MY STOP ALWAYS COME AT THE GOOD PART. #golove— CJ Smith (@ThisCrazyTrain) March 18, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
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|from:||Cindy (Cj) Smith|
|to:||Metrolinx Public Relations|
|date:||Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 7:38 AM|
|subject:||Fwd: CSA Katelyn - 4:20 Union-Georgetown|
|date:||Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 7:54 PM|
|subject:||CSA Katelyn - 4:20 Union-Georgetown|
I am a long time GO Train rider and have been riding the same train for past 14 years. Recently Katelyn (CSA) took over the CSA duties and is definitely a welcome change. Her witty announcements always left all of us with a smile on our face after long day of work. I was shocked when today she came on PA and apologized for her announcements. I know as Canadians we are conservative people almost approaching boring and bland. But this is extreme.
Shutting some one down just because she broke the normal bland way of making her announcements is just ridiculous. I have copied CJ Smith on this email and will also be asking her to post this email on her blog and I am sure there will be many more passengers that feel just like I do.
I guarantee you that if you received one complaint (this person must not love their life) there will be hundreds more that absolutely love hearing her voice that exudes positivity.
Please convey my personal thanks to Ms. Katelyn in making end our work day a bit more pleasant and urge you to let her be herself. It reflects positively on your organization.
|from:||Metrolinx Public Relations|
|to:||"Cindy (Cj) Smith" |
|date:||Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 7:53 AM|
|subject:||Re: CSA Katelyn - 4:20 Union-Georgetown|
Thank you for sharing this CJ! I've sent to along to our team responsible for Customer Care.
From: GO Transit Customer Relations
Date: Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 9:46 AM -0800
Thursday, March 10, 2016
|date:||Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 11:29 AM|
|subject:||Should Go Trains skip Bloor and Weston Stations|
I am a fan of the site, and this is not really a tip, but more of a general discussion point.
New transit plan is as good as we're going to get: James
"I don't trust them." Mississauga councillors tear @Metrolinx a new one during scathing council meeting. https://t.co/bTrsYDMuhk— CJ Smith (@ThisCrazyTrain) March 10, 2016
Metrolinx slammed for 'appalling' bus station beside Mississauga homes
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
A safe arrest by A Squad today, after reports of a passenger brandishing this knife on the train pic.twitter.com/Bb4pgGCNNm— Graham Walker (@CstGWalker) March 4, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Brampton council kills LRT tunnel proposal
Fraud, assault top list of crimes on TTC buses
Monday, March 7, 2016
In the bus shelter was someone singing a song I didn't know and at the top of his lungs. He was really belting it out, too.
I just stood outside and waited for the bus. He kept on singing-screaming. He was incredibly enthusiastic... and went five shades of red when he saw me when he stepped out of the shelter to see if the bus was coming.
There was no need to be. I even told him so when we got off at the station, but he mumbled something and bolted for the train.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
- The Toronto Star
No one got 40 cm of snow last night.
Yet, GO Transit went ahead with its head-scratching plan to eliminate all morning express service on its system. Better safe than sorry they protested on social media. SO WHAT ABOUT ALL THE YEARS BEFORE?
Is this the new normal?
Apparently we can expect the same for the ride home. But there's now conflicting information about whether there will be express trains leaving Union for the rush hour ride home. GO Transit's website is showing all stops. Yes, folks, no express service for tonight's ride home because it snowed nine centimetres.