RAISING – To receive offer from a friend to drive his bus on part time basis
BROKING – To pick a passenger within the precincts of a terminal. A union offence.
SAYS – Mispronunciation of sales [Daily proceeds to transport owner]
FULL BLOCK – Partial overhauling of engine
HALF BLOCK – Complete overhauling of engine
SPARE – Substitute driver. Favor to an unemployed colleague.
NIGHT – Work from 9 pm to 5 am; connoting overtime.
FULL SET – Bus with all seats occupied
EMPTY – Bus with no or few passengers
TD – Turbo version of Nissan mini bus [Actually meaning Turbo Diesel]
3 SEAT – Bus with 3 rows of seats
4 SEAT – Bus with 4 rows of seats
OPERATION – Squad from Traffic unit of Ghana Police who arrest recalcitrant drivers
SETTLE – Appease with money
MATE – Conductor
IN? – Anyone alighting at next stop?
BUS STOP? – Anyone alighting at next stop?
WOLE – Ga [local language] word meaning pick him or her. Driver alerts conductor as passenger approaches
GBE LE LE – Ga [local language] word meaning pick the passenger. Driver tells conductor so.
BALANCE – Change [money]
BOO JWEINT – Ball joint. [Part of a vehicle]
LANS – Drivers license
FIRST CAR – Earliest bus at a terminal
LAST CAR -Last bus at a terminal
LOAD – Passenger boarding
SCALE – Boarding bus
STATION CAR – Bus registered at and operates from a terminal
BOOKER – Porter
CHAIRMAN – Head of the bus union
BOARD – Register showing bus boarding schedules. [Internal information for operators]
O 10, O 11 – Year of registration. From the year 2009, Ghana showed year of registration on license plates. Since then, even in 2014, every number is prefixed with an O [which is actually zero and not o, an alphabet. So a vehicle with 2012 registration is referred to as O 12.
PAPERS – Vehicle documents
DEAD PAPERS – Expired vehicle documentation
TRAFFIC – Traffic jam
STRAIGHT – Direct route. Non stop from terminal to destination