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Students refused service because bus was full: Coast Mountain

Coast Mountain Bus Company is defending a driver accused of refusingservice to private school students, saying the only time passengersweren’t allowed onboard was when the bus was full.

Coast Mountain Bus Company is defending a driver accused of refusing service to private school students, saying the only time passengers weren’t allowed onboard was when the bus was full.

“Statements (in the media) have claimed that these incidents were the result of drivers making a ‘social-political’ statement,” Coast Mountain spokesperson Norm Fraser said in a release on Tuesday.

“Only one driver was involved … (and) this driver’s actions were not motivated by any social-political agenda but by the simple fact that the bus was full,” he said.

“The bus driver’s remarks and methods in cutting off the number of students boarding the bus were clearly inappropriate, and led to an unfortunate misunderstanding. This bus driver has been spoken to.”

Fraser said the route – the No. 25 – services three schools that are near each other and get out at around the same time every day.

The company is considering adding another bus to the route during that period.