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  • Masks Not Required on Los Angeles Trains, Buses & Subways

    While face coverings are not required to ride Metro, we recommend all transit riders wear face coverings and/or masks on our buses and trains as well.
  • Metro Transit caps riders on buses, plans to reduce routes (Madison, Wisconsin)

    03/19/2020 1:45:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    WMTV 15 News via MSN ^ | 3/18/20 | Nick Viviani
    MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Madison’s Metro Transit won’t stop running during the coronavirus outbreak, but the bus service is drastically cutting back on the number of passengers who will be allowed on any given line and will eventually draw back the number of routes it runs in a day. Starting Wednesday, Metro Transit will cap the number of passengers allowed on the bus to 15 riders. It is asking people to take the bus for essential trips, for example: if they are going to work, a medical appointment, or the grocery store. In all other cases, passengers should try to...
  • One dead, five wounded in California Greyhound bus shooting, suspect in custody

    02/03/2020 6:52:33 AM PST · by Deo volente · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 3, 2020 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    One person was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the Bay Area early Monday, officials said. An unidentified man was taken into custody, according to California Highway Patrol communications supervisor Steve Loftus. Investigators have not determined a motive. Police began getting calls from passengers on the bus, traveling on Interstate 5, at about 1:30 a.m. local time, Loftus said. The bus had left Los Angeles about an hour earlier and following the shooting, the bus driver pulled off at the nearest exit, in Grapevine, south of Bakersfield. About...
  • Bus Carrying Covington Students Involved in Fatal Crash Following March for Life Rally

    01/25/2020 12:59:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | January 25, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Covington Catholic High School students are back in the news after a charter bus carrying a group of students and chaperones was involved in a fatal accident on its way back from the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. One person was reportedly killed and several more injured in the collision that took place Saturday morning. (Via WLWT-TV Cincinnati) According to witnesses on the scene, a southbound car somehow entered the northbound lanes of the highway, striking the charter bus head-on."I saw a car come across the median and head toward me," said Ricky Lynn, a witness who was...
  • Two Americans dead, five injured in Belize bus accident

    11/28/2019 6:21:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 11/28/2019 | Phil McCausland
    Jacqueline Abad, 53, and Sara Armijo, 51, were killed as they were traveling on a roadway to Belmopan City in a Grey Dodge passenger van as part of their Carnival Cruise trip, the Belize Police Department confirmed Thursday. Abad and Armijo's van struck a red Chevy SUV head on when it entered their lane to overtake another vehicle. Five other Americans were wounded in the crash, carrying injuries ranging from broken legs and arms to cuts, pelvic fractures, abrasions and dislocated knee caps. The three passengers in the red SUV, all Belizean, died on impact, police said. The driver of...
  • Port Authority (Pittsburgh) bus, with passenger on board, swallowed by massive sinkhole downtown

    10/28/2019 6:48:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 28, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - A Port Authority bus, with a passenger on board, was swallowed by a massive sinkhole Monday downtown. The bus fell into the giant sinkhole at 10th Street and Penn Avenue just before 8 a.m. The driver and a passenger were on board at the time, Port Authority officials said. The passenger was treated by paramedics, officials said. Witnesses tell Channel 11 the bus was at a red light when the street gave way and the bus fell into the hole.
  • Protestors gather outside Pres. Trump rally in Rio Rancho (New Mexico)

    09/16/2019 5:52:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KRQ-TV ^ | September 16, 2019 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Protesters have gathered about 100 feet away from the arena where President Trump will be speaking Monday night. The crowd has steadily grown in what’s been designated as the “Free Speech Zone” across the street from the entrance where Trump supporters are heading into the Sana Ana Star Center. So far, the protests have been peaceful, with people holding handmade anti-Trump signs. There has been some arguing back and forth with Trump’s supporters and some chanting. People in this crowd believe Trump will not win over New Mexico. “We’re all about love, we’re not about...
  • Woman dies in Alaska trying to reach famed ‘Into the Wild’ bus

    07/28/2019 5:30:49 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 38 replies ^ | July 27 2019 | reporter
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A newlywed woman from Belarus who was swept away by a river in Alaska was trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.” Veramika Maikamava, 24, and her husband, Piotr Markielau, also 24, on Thursday were heading for the bus where hiker Christopher McCandless met his death in 1992, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. The bus has been the source of multiple rescues since it was made famous, first by Jon Krakauer’s book published in 1996 and then by Sean Penn’s 2007 film. Both chronicled the life and death...
  • L.A. is hemorrhaging bus riders - worsening traffic and hurting climate goals

    07/01/2019 3:44:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/27/19 | LAURA J. NELSON
    **SNIP** Over the last decade, both Los Angeles County’s sprawling Metro system and smaller lines have hemorrhaged bus riders as passengers have fled for more convenient options — mostly, driving. Southern Californians are capitalizing on a stronger economy by buying cars in record numbers, experts say. They also point to half a dozen other factors putting pressure on bus systems, including falling immigration rates, rising rents that have pushed low-income families to more remote areas, and a law that allows immigrants in the country illegally to apply for driver’s licenses. Dropping ridership follows years of complaints about bus routes that...
  • LA Parking Attendant Convicted Of Trying To Blow Up Bus In Israel Lied To Obtain US Citizenship

    04/26/2019 2:51:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    cbs2la ^ | April 26, 2019 | Scott Glover,
    Vallmoe Shqaire, 51, a Palestinian-born Jordanian, was sentenced Friday in L.A. district court to nine months behind bars after pleaded guilty in January to illegally obtaining U.S. citizenship. Shqaire was given until May 28 to surrender to begin serving his time, but U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may take him into custody at any time based on the fact that his citizenship was revoked and he is under an immigration hold for deportation, attorneys said at the sentencing hearing. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter made clear that he would prefer that Shqaire — who is free on bond —...
  • African immigrant to Italy sets fire to bus full of children

    03/20/2019 8:27:46 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 66 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 03/20/19 | AP
    MILAN – Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a provincial highway, told the passengers to get off and then doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire. Italian media reported that the driver, an Italian of Senegalese origin, was immediately apprehended. The motive for the arson attack Thursday morning on the outskirts of Milan was unclear. An official told Sky TG24 that the middle school-age children alerted authorities, aiding a speedy emergency response. Twelve children and two adults were taken the hospital but authorities reported only one injury. Video showed firefighters dousing...
  • Bus of Washington band rolls over on highway en route to the Apple Cup vs. Washington State

    11/23/2018 6:16:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cbssports ^ | 11/23/2018 | y Barrett Sallee
    Between 40 and 45 students were taken to local hospitals near the city of George, Washington -- about 125 miles east of Spokane. The bus was taking the band members to Friday's Night's game between the No. 16 Huskies and No. 8 Cougars in Pullman -- located near the Washington border with Idaho. "The injuries reported were cuts, complaints of general pain and back pain, but the injuries are not believed to be critical," Washington spokesman Victor Balta said in a statement, according to "The University is doing everything it can to ensure the health and safety of our...
  • Overcrowded bus plunges into India gorge, killing at least 55

    09/11/2018 7:53:59 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    msn/ Reuters ^ | September 11, 2018
    An overcrowded bus plunged into a gorge in southern India on Tuesday, killing at least 55 people and injuring several more, in one of the worst such accidents this year, authorities said. The bus, part of the state-run network in Telangana, was returning from a hilltop temple in the district of Jagtial, about 190 kms (118 miles) from Hyderabad, the state capital, a district official said. "The driver lost control and the bus skidded off the road and fell into the valley," a top district official, G. Narendhar, told Reuters. "The majority of the passengers have suffered severe injuries."
  • Mass transport of judges to presidential palace casts doubt on judicial independence (Turkey)

    09/05/2018 8:19:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | September 5, 2018 | TM
    In a development that cast further doubt over the independence of the judiciary in Turkey, judges and prosecutors from one of the top courts in the country were taken to the presidential palace in Ankara by bus for a ceremony marking the inauguration of the new judicial year on Monday. In past years, ceremonies marking the opening of the new judicial year were held in judicial buildings in a symbol of the independence of the judiciary from politics. However, this ceremony began to be held at the presidential palace in Ankara in 2017 upon an order from President Recep Tayyip...
  • At Least 4 Dead After L.A.-Bound Greyhound Bus With 49 Passengers Crashes in New Mexico...

    08/30/2018 8:27:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ktla ^ | Updated at 07:58PM, August 30, 2018
    “We do expect that number to rise,” New Mexico State Police spokesman Officer Ray Wilson said of the fatalities. Wilson said six people suffered minor injuries; the rest were taken to hospitals. Some of the injured included children, one hospital official said. The bus was traveling from St. Louis to Los Angeles, where it was expected to arrive Friday, according to St. Louis television station KMOV. It was traveling between Albuquerque and Phoenix when state police said it crashed along along Interstate I-40 in McKinley County. The truck was traveling eastbound around 12:30 p.m. when it blew a tire, lost...
  • East Baton Rouge school bus tracking app could face delay (WheresTheBus)

    08/27/2018 3:45:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    WAFB ^ | 8/07/18 | Cheryl Mercedes
    EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Tech support at the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) is scrambling to get a school bus tracking app online in time for the start of school. Students return on Thursday. Leaders cannot confirm when the app will be ready. Some 600 bright yellow school buses are ready to roll across the parish. They were all updated last school year with GPS trackers. Chief of Student Support Services Gary Reese says it helps system leaders keep drivers on time and accountable. "The GPS is functioning. We see every bus," Reese said.
  • "Set The Children Free": Dozens Of Protesters Blocked A Bus Full Of Migrant Children

    06/24/2018 10:19:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    "Set the children free": Dozens of protesters blocked a bus full of migrant children, temporarily preventing it from transporting the kids away from a facility in Texas
  • Miami-Dade transit takes worst plunge in use ever

    01/04/2018 4:14:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Miami-Dade’s beleaguered transit system took its worst plunge in use ever in the past fiscal year, new figures reveal. Ridership among all four transit modes declined a combined 9.6% as almost one in every 10 riders disappeared. ....just as the county is promoting plans for six new legs of mass transit in its multi-billion-dollar Smart plan....
  • Peru Pasamayo: Dozens killed as coach plunges off cliff

    01/02/2018 9:30:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/02/2018
    At least 36 people have been killed after a coach plummeted 100m (330ft) down a cliff and landed upside down on a beach in Peru, officials say. ...The accident happened on a notorious stretch of road known as Curva del Diablo (the devil's bend) in Pasamayo, north of the capital Lima. A transport official said the coach was carrying about 50 people. ... Peru transport chief Dino Escudero said an investigation had been launched but it appeared that the coach had been in collision with another vehicle, causing the driver to lose control.
  • 12 passengers from cruise ships from Miami and Fort Lauderdale dead in Mexico bus crash

    12/19/2017 3:02:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    sun-sentinel ^ | 12/19/2017
    At least 12 passengers from cruise ships that departed from South Florida died when a bus carrying them to Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico flipped over on a highway early Tuesday, officials said. Seven Americans and two citizens of Sweden are among the injured, according to Quintana Roo state Civil Defense spokesman Vicente Martin, who said authorities haven't yet established the nationalities of the dead. Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises said in a statement that passengers from two of its ships, the Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas, were involved in the crash. The company expressed its sympathies and said...