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  • 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...
  • Metro Allows Ads From Pro-Abortion Group Denies Ad Celebrating Christmas and Jesus’ Birth

    12/13/2017 6:52:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Tony Perkins
    When it comes to advertising on the D.C. metro, free speech is in for a bumpy ride. In a classic case of viewpoint discrimination, a federal judge is siding with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for turning down ad space to the Catholic Church. WMATA defended the move by saying it bans “religious, political, or advocacy” messages (depending on who’s defining them, apparently, since the Human Rights Campaign still enjoys a prominent space in the subway’s line-up). Even so, the Archdiocese of Washington complains, nothing about their message was overtly spiritual. The scene is three wise men, two...
  • New York Port Authority 'Explosion': Terrified Tourists 'Stampede' Reports Of Enormous Blast

    12/11/2017 4:58:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12/11/17 | Sophie Evans
    An explosion has reportedly gone off at New York's main bus station - with terrified tourists seen "stampeding" from the scene. A bomb squad has been dispatched to Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal following the reported blast, witnesses claim. Taking to Twitter this morning, one woman wrote: "Just was stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare." She added: "Cops EVERYWHERE." The reports are currently unconfirmed. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
  • Jesus banned from buses in DC, but gay hookup ads allowed

    11/29/2017 6:24:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | Nov. 29, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The Archdiocese of Washington wanted to extend an invitation to commuters to find the perfect Christmas gift by advertising on city buses, but the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) threw up a roadblock. The advertisement depicted silhouettes of three shepherds walking at night with tall canes and sheep beneath a shining North Star. Emblazoned across the ad is the phrase: “FIND THE PERFECT GIFT.” But the transit authority rejected the ad because it “depicts a religious scene and thus seeks to promote religion,” according to a federal lawsuit filed by the Archdiocese of Washington against the WMATA.
  • Ohio Mom Accused of Punching, Kicking Handicapped Girl

    09/20/2017 8:14:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | September 19, 2017 | Craig Poole, Digital Content Manage
    BOARDMAN, OH (WKBN) – A Boardman woman was arrested Monday after a bus driver for Boardman Schools reported seeing a handicapped student being assaulted by her mother. The bus driver identified the suspect as Shermere Tindell, 28.
  • Reports: Passenger tries to steer bus off road in Sicily

    06/20/2017 10:50:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AP ^ | June 20, 2017 | AP
    ROME (AP) — Italian news reports say a young Sudanese bus passenger grabbed the steering wheel and tried to pull the vehicle off the road in Sicily before off-duty soldiers on board intervened. The ANSA news agency says there were moments of fear among the other passengers aboard the bus, which was heading from Trapani to Palermo on Tuesday. A motive hasn't been ascertained, but Palermo prosecutors are investigating.
  • Baltimore Shootout Robbery Suspect Fires at Cops

    06/08/2017 3:58:22 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 30 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/7/2017 7:39 PM PDT | tmz staff
    Baltimore Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed in Crazy Shootout with Cops (VIDEO) Baltimore Shootout Robbery Suspect Fires at Cops ... In Crazy Video 3.0k 591 6/7/2017 7:39 PM PDT An armed robbery suspect got off a bus and started shooting at cops in broad daylight -- striking one of them -- before being shot and killed himself. The shootout went down in Baltimore Wednesday mid-afternoon after the suspect reportedly robbed 2 people nearby and attempted to flee via public transportation. A witness named Steve Outlaw recorded the chaos as the man got off the bus and began blasting. According to...
  • Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack

    04/21/2017 1:46:22 AM PDT · by MoraBlack · 6 replies
    Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price of shares in the team fell, prosecutors say. The 28-year-old, identified only as Sergej W, was staying in the team's hotel in a room overlooking the street where the explosion took place.
  • Texas church bus crash: 12 killed, 3 injured in collision with pickup truck

    03/29/2017 3:59:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 140 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2017 | Travis Fedschun
    DEVELOPING: – At least 12 people were killed and three injured in a head-on crash Wednesday between a church bus and pick-up truck in southwest Texas, officials said. Uvalde County officials confirmed to KABB/WOAI-TV that "multiple people" were killed in the collision on U.S. Highway 83 near Garner State Park, about 75 miles west of San Antonio.
  • Moment hero bus driver rescues lost five-year-old boy wandering the freezing streets....

    03/17/2017 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 17, 2017 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Moment hero bus driver rescues lost five-year-old boy wandering the freezing streets of Milwaukee in the middle of the night A kindhearted bus driver saved the life of a crying little boy who was wandering the streets of Milwaukee on a cold January night. Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver Denise Wilson was pulling over for a break around midnight on January 28 when she noticed the five-year-old boy dressed in a t-shirt, shorts and socks. 'He came out of nowhere out of nowhere. I just happened to look over and heard him crying and he was just...
  • Bus crashes into parade in Haiti, killing at least 34 and injuring 17

    03/12/2017 12:06:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 March 2017
    At least 34 people were killed and 17 injured in northern Haiti late on Saturday after a bus crashed into a parade of pedestrians, the country’s civil protection authorities said on Sunday. The bus, which was coming from Cap Haitien to the capital, Port-au-Prince, crashed into a “rara” parade in the town of Gonaives in the northern part of the country, authorities said.
  • Watch pickup truck crash into, get stuck in Centro in Syracuse

    01/27/2017 12:27:24 PM PST · by delchiante · 7 replies
    Syracuse.com- The Post Standard ^ | 1/27/17 | Samantha House
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A pickup truck struck a Centro bus in Syracuse just over a week ago, lodging itself in the bus and injuring multiple people. Videos from cameras on the bus show the truck crashing through the side of the bus and throwing a passenger forward. Centro released the surveillance footage after Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard filed a Freedom of Information Law request. Neil Brownell, the driver of the pickup, was driving off Interstate 81 north at Park Street around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 when the accident happened, said the Syracuse Police Department. Brownell swerved into the...
  • Chattanooga school bus driver......and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April

    11/23/2016 12:00:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 23, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Chattanooga school bus driver was involved in another collision just two months ago - and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April The school bus driver charged after a crash that killed five children was involved in another collision just two months ago – and only got his license to drive a school bus in April. Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested and charged after with five counts of vehicular homicide after the collision in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday. Five Woodmore Elementary students - three fourth-graders, a first-grader and a boy in kindergarten – died in...
  • Grieving mother of three bus crash victims says she REPEATEDLY warned school that the arrested....

    11/23/2016 3:31:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 111 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 22, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman and Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Grieving mother of three bus crash victims says she REPEATEDLY warned school that the arrested driver would 'drink on the bus, cuss and speed' The heartbroken mother-of three children who were victims in a school bus crash has spoken out about her attempts to report the bus driver for reckless driving. Jasmine Mateen said that since the school year started in August, her children have come home each day complaining about their bus driver. 'I have been calling complaining about this bus driver since August,' she told NBC News. Mateen said she called the Board of Education and...
  • Tennessee bus driver charged in crash that left 6 dead, including 5 children

    11/22/2016 3:33:59 AM PST · by metmom · 84 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 22, 2016
    A Tennessee school bus driver was arrested and faces charges including vehicular homicide in a deadly crash that killed at least six people, including five children, police said in a news conference late Monday. Chattanooga police Chief Fred Fletcher said that 24-year-old Johnthony Walker was charged with five counts of vehicular homicide. Walker was also charged with reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Fletcher called the afternoon crash “every public safety professional’s worst nightmare.” He said earlier that investigators were looking at speed “very, very strongly” as a factor in the accident.
  • Witness: DNC tour bus dumps human waste into storm drain

    10/18/2016 11:15:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    cbs46.com ^ | October 18, 2016 | By WGCL Digital Team
    LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (CBS46) - Lawrenceville police are investigating a claim that involves a Democratic National Committee tour bus illegally dumping human waste in between campaign stops. The incident occurred on Grayson Highway, Tuesday morning. Police say when they arrived on the scene, toilet paper was scattered everywhere and there was a foul smell. A Lawrenceville businessman took several photos of the tour bus dumping waste into the storm drain. You can see in the pictures, a liquid coming from the bottom of the bus. According to the witness, a HAZMAT crew had to be called to the location. CBS46 reached...
  • Md. bus driver honored for her bravery on a burning bus

    09/28/2016 4:56:19 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 28, 2016 7:31 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    LANHAM, Md. — The Prince George’s County Public School system has been rocked by allegations of abused students and teacher misconduct. But the scene Wednesday was celebratory as students, teachers and school officials at two schools came together to honor a bus driver who risked her life for kids on board a bus when it caught fire earlier this month. Students at Robert Goddard Montessori and Glen Arden Woods Elementary pulled out all the stops Wednesday for bus driver Renita Smith, who evacuated 20 children from the burning bus and went back into the flames to make sure everyone...
  • Chinese Company Tests Giant Bus That Drives Over Cars

    08/05/2016 3:22:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 05, 2016 | Steven Overly
    <p>TEB-1 has a spacious passenger compartment measuring 72 feet long by 26 feet wide.</p> <p>Every urban commuter laments the twice-a-day headache of traffic congestion and the often disappointing alternatives that mass transit offers.</p> <p>A Chinese company has officially rolled out one potential solution: the TEB-1, or Transit Elevated Bus. The giant "flying" bus, as some have called it, straddles two lanes of traffic and stands nearly 16 feet tall so that it can pass over cars on the roadway below. While still a long way from mass production, the TEB-1 could one day alleviate major traffic woes in China and other countries with crowded metropolitan areas.</p>