January 25-29, 2019 Montgomery County Bus Arrival Info

ARRIVAL UPDATES (Montgomery County)

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FINAL UPDATE:

For buses 1-2-3-5-6-7-9-11 see estimated arrival time in chart at bottom.

Bus 4 has almost arrived at the driver change. We can now post an estimated arrival time of 9:45 AM-10:30 AM*
(Reason for delay. See previous updates)

Bus 8 is still 1.5 hrs behind bus 4 due to the border delay. (see previous updates). Estimated arrival times are 10:15-10:45*

*Updated. 1/29/2019. 7:45 AM. Arrival times to be posted are estimates. Please be advised travel conditions can change. It is our priority to return your student home safely. We will update the times if conditions change or new information becomes available.


UPDATE: 12:15 AM 

We have now posted estimated arrival times for buses 1-2-3-5-6-7-9-11 in the chart at the bottom of the page.

In addition, PLEASE NOTE: Students will be advised to call parents 1 hour prior to arrival time.

Bus 4 is running late due to the border delay (see below in previous update) estimated to be 4 hrs behind. We will not know an estimated arrival after they complete the driver change in Albany, NY. (rough arrival estimate in MD 9:30-9:45 AM- Will have to verify after driver change)

Bus 8 departed the border finally at 12:20 AM. Estimated to be about 3-4 hours behind schedule due to border issue (see below) We will not know an estimated arrival after they complete the driver change in Albany, NY. (rough arrival estimate in MD 9:30-9:45 AM- Will have to verify after driver change)

 


Update: 11:50 PM

All buses except bus 4 & 8 have completed the driver change in Albany, NY. We will update estimated arrival times in a few minutes.

Special 10:30 PM Update

Note: when buses are at the border. Staff on the bus are not permitted to communicate using their cell phone while a bus is being processed. Thus, we were not able to provide an update until FACTUAL information became available.

Buses 1-2-3-5-6-7-9-11 crossed the border 6:30PM-8:00 PM, completed their dinner stop and are in route to the driver change in Albany.

We have been operating ski trips to Canada for 39 years, over 140,000 students. As we warn the students frequently at any given time U.S. Customs and Immigration may check buses thoroughly. Tonight at the border the agents have specially trained dogs checking trucks, vehicles and buses for illegal contraband. All of the lower luggage compartments were checked on the buses.

On bus 2 and 4 the dogs discovered a small quantity of cannabis/marijuana hidden in a ski helmet and a peanut butter jar .

BUS 2- The dogs conducting the check on all cars, buses, trucks discovered cannabis/marijuana hidden in a peanut butter jar. They asked who owned the peanut butter. The student came forward. He detained at the border. Bus was permitted to depart. We understand the student is being charged a $500 fine. Bus 2 arrived at the border around 6:30 and was permitted entry minus the detained male student around 8pm.

BUS 4- The agents asked the students on the bus who owned the helmet. The student did not come forward. Therefore all students were brought inside to present identification and be processed. The agents later discovered the name in the helmet and have detained the student. This involved a male and separately a female. After the full check and processing the U.S Agents contacted the local Sheriff / Police. Parents of these (2) students were contacted and fined  students fined $500 each and they were released. Bus 4 is released.

BUS 8- Bus 8 was the last bus to arrive at the border and has been waiting behind Bus 4. Agents are now checking students documents and processing the bus. We will update the status of this bus when we receive more information.

This is an unfortunate delay due to the illegal actions of (3) students. Certainly not fare to other students.


First Update 6:30 PM, January 28

All buses departed from Stoneham Ski Resort in Quebec on time under beautiful, sunny skies. The buses have now arrived at the U.S. Border and are waiting to be processed. As we are typing this update some buses have crossed.

The buses will stop for dinner just after the border. Later this evening buses will change drivers in Albany, NY. Once this driver change has been completed we will be able to provide a very good arrival estimate.

In addition, PLEASE NOTE Students will be advised to call parents 1 hour prior to arrival time.


Arrival times to be posted are estimates. Please be advised travel conditions can change. It is our priority to return your student home safely. We will update the times if conditions change or new information becomes available.


**ARRIVAL LOCATION WILL BE SAME AS DEPARTURE

TIME & PLACE: See chart below for pick up times and places.

UPDATE DETAIL:  Estimated arrival times below in chart have been updated

High SchoolLocationTime
Bus #1
Churchill
Cabin John Shopping Center
11325 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 (Behind Giant)
5:15-5:45 AM
Bus #2
Churchill
Cabin John Shopping Center
11325 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 (Behind Giant)
5:15-5:45 AM
Bus #3
Churchill, Wooton, Albert Einstein
Cabin John Shopping Center
11325 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 (Behind Giant)
5:30-6:00AM
Bus #4
Walt Whitman
Cabin John Shopping Center
11325 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 (Behind Giant)
Estimated 9:45AM-10:30AM*
*Will be late due to border issue
Bus #5
Walt Whitman, Richard Montgomery
Cabin John Shopping Center
11325 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 (Behind Giant)
5:30-6:00AM
Bus #6
BCC
Cabin John Shopping Center
11325 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 (Behind Giant)
5:30-6:00AM
Bus #7
BCC, Walter Johnson
Cabin John Shopping Center
11325 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 (Behind Giant)
4-4:15AM
Bus #8
Walter Johnson
Cabin John Shopping Center
11325 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 (Behind Giant)
Estimated 10:15AM-10:45AM*
*Will be late due to border issue
Bus #9
Northwest, Clarksburg, Damascus
Shoppers Food (Clopper Mill Village) 18066 Mateny Rd, Germantown, MD 208745:00-5:30 AM
Bus #11
Quince Orchard
Lowes
Kentlands Square, 40 Market St, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
3:45-4:00AM