Bus project is still a go, funding not so much. Go go gadget job hunt.
Second practice ran 45 minutes. Went great. Air brakes are a bit touchy, very much suggested you go out and get some light shoes to practice/test in. Do not use steel toed boots, no matter if you’ve worn them for years!
All is well, practice and test are all that’s left.
Put down $200 of $300, had my first lesson. Making a call tomorrow, another lesson day after if all is well, and then test.
Original angry rant removed. I was fed some extremely bad information by an instructor for the company I had original selected and was turned away from. Things were cleared up soon after with TDPS and the awesome instructors I ended up going with.