Translink staff are pulling over 62 community shuttles after drivers complained that toxic fumes were coming into the passenger cabin.
The problem was first reported in 2013, shortly after the shuttles were bought. Now, it’s re-surfaced after more complaint.
Mike Madill with Coast Mountain Bus Company says TransLink is working with WorkSafeBC, their drivers, and the shuttle manufacturer.
“The issue with the fumes is not a consistent issue. It’s a very elusive one that comes up from time to time. When it comes up, we investigate it right away.”
TransLink will replace some of the problem shuttles with new ones. That cash came from a budget surplus, after Translink bought some HandyDART buses cheaper than expected.