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  • Metro Transit Tax Ad's False Claims About Riders With Disabilities

    11/16/2016 1:11:21 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/15/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The organization “Vote Yes for Regional Transit” recently began running a commercial on television in Southeastern Michigan in which a visually impaired woman identified as Geri Feigelson says, “I might lose the buses that I have available to me.” She asks voters to support the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) millage on the ballot in November. ForTheRecord says: Even though the advertisement strongly implies that the RTA is necessary to maintain the services on which Feigelson depends, the reality is that according to the RTA’s own master plan, none of the region’s transit providers currently plan to decrease service levels. Furthermore,...
  • Trump Protest Busses

    11/14/2016 5:03:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
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  • Someone Needs to Contact These Bus Companies & Disclose Who is Renting Them for Protestors

    11/13/2016 4:07:05 PM PST · by Stayfree · 35 replies
    Self | November 13, 2016 | Stayfree
    It appears that most of these protestors are being bussed in to riot at specific locations which has to be organized by someone. Apparently the protestors are being paid $18-18 per hour by Soros' non-profits. It should not take a rocket scientist to track this back to him and start legal proceedings to end it.

    10/25/2016 4:20:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
  • London Buses To Feature ‘Praise Allah’ Ads

    05/10/2016 9:26:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 9, 2016 10:33am ET | Dan Joseph
    Following the swearing in of London’s first Muslim mayor, many of the city’s buses will sport advertisements that read “Subhan Allah,” which translates to “Glory be to God.” The paid advertisements are part of a push by England’s largest Islamic charity group, “Islamic Relief,” to help victims of the Syrian war. The ads will run throughout the Muslim holy week of Ramadan. …
  • UT: House Passes HB67, to Remove Buses as Gun Free Zone

    02/23/2016 5:36:28 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    HB67 passed the Utah house on February 9, 2016. This commonsense legislation removes the prohibition of carrying a weapon on a bus when there is no criminal intent. The prohibition of the possession of weapons on public transportation has always been highly problematic.  Many people depend on public transportation, and buses are used much more commonly by people of limited means.  The prohibition of the transportation of firearms of any kind on buses is an attack on the exercise of Second Amendment rights by the poor. The statute already had an exception for people with a concealed carry license. ...
  • 2 dead, many injured after bus, Ride the Ducks boat collide on Aurora Bridge

    09/24/2015 12:14:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | September 24, 2015 | LYNSI BURTON & LEVI PULKKINEN
    Photos at link Chaotic scene as firefighters scramble to pull injured people from vehicles Two fatalities and nine critical injuries were reported Thursday after a Ride the Ducks duck boat collided with a charter bus on Aurora Bridge in central Seattle. The crash occurred shortly after 11:11 a.m., blocking all lanes of the state Route 99 bridge. Fire crews were on the scene and drivers were directed to use alternate routes. The Seattle Fire Department confirmed that two people had died and nine were critically injured. It wasn’t immediately clear how severe the injuries sustained were or how many people...
  • Trump's deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals

    08/30/2015 8:38:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Bismarck Tribune ^ | August 30, 2015 | Russell Contreras, The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. The result: Around 500,000 to 1 million Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans were pushed out of the country during the...
  • "Riders Union" Rep: Private Buses are "Triggering"

    04/05/2015 1:17:20 PM PDT · by rightistight · 43 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/5/15 | Aurelius
    A bus union leader is saying that she is “triggered” whenever she thinks about private buses that are becoming popular in San Francisco. Leap, one such company, is gaining popularity in the city for their luxury buses and comfortable seating. Not all people are happy with such start-up businesses. The San Francisco Transit Riders Union, for example, is upset at companies like Leap. SFTRU for short, the union describes itself as “A rider-based, grassroots organization working to improve transit in San Francisco.” Ilyse Magy, a representative for the union, said that not only are private buses classist, but they are...
  • AFDI “Islamophobia”? Ads Run on California Buses

    11/16/2014 4:46:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | November 16, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Our new ad campaign is designed to show the absurdity of the mainstream media focus on “Islamophobia” amid growing jihad violence worldwide. The charge of “Islamophobia” is used to intimidate people into thinking there is something wrong with opposing jihad violence.
  • Stand Your Ground: Protesters Divert 3rd Round of Buses from Murrieta

    07/07/2014 3:31:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/07/14 | Michelle Moons
    MURRIETA -- Demonstrators opposed to illegal immigration stood their ground again at the Murrieta Border Patrol station on Monday, where U.S. Border Patrol had been scheduled to transfer a third round of buses, with approximately 140 illegal aliens aboard in total, transferred from overcrowded Texas detention facilities. For a third time, the buses were rerouted to the San Ysidro, California Border Patrol station, near the U.S.-Mexico border, for processing. The demonstrators gathered in areas to the north and south of the Murrieta station after law enforcement blocked off the road near the station itself. Many told Breitbart News they considered...
  • Gov’t moving (to) shut down unsafe bus, truck companies

    01/17/2014 12:12:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2014 2:42 PM EST | Joan Lowy
    A federal agency is issuing regulations aimed at making it easier for the government to shut down bus and truck companies with a pattern of safety problems. The Federal Motor Carrier Administration said Friday the regulations give the agency authority to put out of business operators who have a history of problems, even if their most recent inspection alone doesn't quite meet the threshold for closure. …
  • WI:Gun group warns Madison transit over weapons ban on buses

    12/23/2013 7:51:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 21 November, 2013 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Public transit is not one of the places Wisconsin's concealed carry law explicitly restricts even permit holders from taking their guns, but in Madison that's been the rule: no guns on city buses. Now one of the state's gun rights advocacy groups has taken aim at that policy, calling it a violation of residents' Second Amendment rights. According to the group's website, Nik Clark, president of Wisconsin Carry Inc., sent a letter Wednesday to the general manager of Madison bus line.
  • Boston bus drivers AWOL, stranding tens of thousands of kids

    10/08/2013 7:16:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 8, 2013 | Laurel J. Sweet 
, Dave Wedge
    Tens of thousands of Boston schoolchildren were left stranded this morning by what the school district called an “illegal work action” by hundreds of bus drivers who refused to drive their routes today, forcing T bus drivers and even Boston police to jump in and ferry kids to school.“I hope this is all worth it,” Roxbury mom Corvette Rankins — who ferried her 8-year-old to the Blackstone Elementary School — said in response to the drivers. “Were your children stranded or did you take them on strike with you?”Only 30 of 650 buses are on the road today, the district...
  • 8 school buses stolen, shredded into 'big pile of scrap'

    03/08/2013 6:11:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 8, 2013 | Peter Nickeas. Carlos Sadovi and Rachael Levy
    Eight school buses were stolen from the Far South Side overnight and driven to a salvage yard, where they were cut apart and shredded into a two-story pile of scrap, police said. The name of the Sunrise bus company could be seen among the shards of metal at SRV Metal Scrapper, 3405 S. Lawndale Avenue, police said. Four people were taken into custody, including the owner of the company.
  • Passengers stranded on bus…driver refuses to board because of gay rights ad

    11/16/2012 1:03:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:41 EST, 16 November 2012 | Niamh O’Doherty
    Passengers spent 20 minutes stranded on a bus after its driver refused to board because of a gay rights message on the side. The unnamed driver would not get on the X78 from Rotherham to Sheffield because it bore a billboard for gay lobby group Stonewall, reading: “Some people are gay. Get over it!” Passengers sat and waited while the driver argued loudly with colleagues and customers. …
  • Dems bring in crowds by the busload to fill stadium for Obama speech.

    09/03/2012 5:38:27 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 281 replies
    AP ^ | Monday, Sept 3, 2012 | AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – College students from across North Carolina will arrive in Charlotte by the busload. Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighboring South Carolina. Their goal: help fill a 74,000-seat outdoor stadium to capacity when President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night. Anything short of a full house on the final night of the Democratic Party's national convention will be instant fodder for Republicans eager to use empty seats as symbols of waning voter enthusiasm for Obama.
  • Bedbugs Hitching Rides On Detroit Buses, Say Drivers

    06/30/2012 5:22:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 55 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 29, 2012 |
    <p>Detroit's bus drivers has reportedly asked local lawmakers to put pressure on the transit agency to help stop the spread of bedbugs on buses.</p> <p>The Detroit News reports that roughly 50 Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) drivers have said they've seen bedbugs on buses, and some have been bitten within the past year, according to Henry Gaffney, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26.</p>
  • Local officials look at BRT options as transportation budgets shrink

    06/10/2012 9:37:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 8, 2012 | Rachel Baye
    Government officials in the Washington region, as well as nationwide, are looking increasingly to bus rapid transit for new transit options as they face tightening public purses. BRT plans are under way in Alexandria and Arlington County, where buses are planned to travel from Braddock Road to Pentagon City. Alexandria expects to begin construction in July and start running buses in dedicated lanes in December 2013, said Abi Lerner, Alexandria's deputy director of transportation. Arlington expects to complete its half of the system in spring 2014. Across the Potomac, Montgomery County officials have proposed a 160-mile system with 23 routes....

    06/05/2012 12:49:05 PM PDT · by bigbob · 34 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 6/5/12 | Chris Plante show
    On WMAL’s The Chris Plante Show today a Michigan resident by the name of "Mike" called in to discuss how he had infiltrated a Michigan Union's organized bus convoy, en-route to vote in the Wisconsin recall election for Democrats. The caller claimed that Michigan’s “Democrat Unions” had organized a convoy of 4 buses, filled with Michigan Democrats, with the intention of voting for Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin recall election. Caller “Mike” describes “Greyhound size buses, filled to capacity” with a good amount of “freebies” available, “They treated me to lunch!” The caller also points out that the organizers did...
  • Debt from Big Dig hampers MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority)

    04/11/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    AP via Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, April 8, 2012
    For nearly a decade, traffic has been zipping through Boston’s Big Dig tunnels, the nation’s costliest highway project that has also left a gaping financial hole in the state’s transportation budget that isn’t likely to be filled anytime soon. "Big Dig debt" has lately become one of the most frequently used—if not fully understood—terms in Massachusetts government. It was at the forefront of a tumultuous public debate over the MBTA’s finances that ultimately produced an average 23 percent fare hike and modest service cuts, but no permanent solutions for the chronically underfunded transit system. Next year, it could spark a...
  • Total Bus Anarchy: It’s a Beautiful Thing

    09/26/2011 3:23:02 PM PDT · by ThanhPhero · 4 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 26 2011 | methylethyl
    Total Bus Anarchy: It’s a Beautiful Thing Posted on September 26, 2011 by methylethyl A lot of expats complain about the buses in Lima. They drive too fast. They are dangerous. They seem to be totally unregulated. But I love them. This might warrant a word of explanation. I don’t love that the bus drivers seem reckless, that the bus I am riding could break down at any time, or that there are no emissions standards, so on any busy street I eventually find myself holding my breath through a cloud of black bus exhaust, from some huge retired Bluebird...
  • Traveling back to the future on intercity buses

    08/23/2011 6:25:47 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2011 | Michael Barone
    While the Obama administration has been desperately seeking to spend $53 billion on so-called high-speed rail lines, private businessmen have developed Chinatown and Megabus lines that provide intercity service that has attracted legions of price-conscious travelers. Chinatown bus service started in 1998 to provide a cheap way for Asian immigrants to get from New York to Boston. You lined up at the curb, paid your $20 fare to the driver, and settled into a comfortable bus for four hours or so. Now there's service to multiple destinations (including gambling casinos) from New York and on the West Coast too. And...
  • Benefits of TSA Security Training for Student Transporters ( School Buses )

    07/19/2011 10:12:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    STN Media ^ | 15 June 2011 | Ryan Gray
    A TSA representative presented an overview of the administration's Intermodal Security and Transportation Exercise Program (I-STEP) as a vital resource to help school districts and private bus companies develop table-top training to prevent criminal and terrorist attacks on and using school buses. Paul Pitzer, branch chief for policy, plans and stakeholder coordination within TSA's Highway and Motor Carrier division, explained to the attendees of the STN Webcast event that the main objective of I-STEP is to establish communication systems with school bus drivers. The program meets Homeland Security and 9/11 Act requirements. Congress required TSA to complete a school bus...
  • Officer Says Michigan Bus Company Let Passengers Ride as Human Cargo

    06/12/2011 3:16:14 PM PDT · by Doogle · 18 replies
    APvia FOX ^ | 06/12/11 | AP
    LADWIN, Mich. – A tour company based in northern Michigan has been ordered by federal transportation officials to cease operations and take its coaches out of service after six people were found traveling in the luggage compartment of bus in Ohio. The operations out-of-service order named Roger Haines and Haines Tours of Gladwin. Issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the order claims that on May 27 an Ohio State Highway Patrol officer found six of 62 passengers in a luggage area during an inspection of a bus traveling from Roscommon, Mich., to Clyde, Ohio.
  • Obama in Indianapolis Friday to talk about hybrid buses, reducing oil imports

    05/05/2011 4:43:15 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    autoblog green ^ | May 4, 2011 | Eric Loveday
    Obama in Indianapolis Friday to talk about hybrid buses, reducing oil imports by Eric Loveday (RSS feed) on May 4th 2011 at 7:53AM President Obama will visit Indianapolis, IN on Friday, rescheduling a trip to Allison Transmission, a global provider of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid-propulsion systems, that was delayed due to budget negotiations. The White House says that the President will tour Allison's facilities before speaking to workers about the importance of slashing oil imports, while also addressing the immediate need for a cleaner and more secure energy future.
  • FTA: Public Buses Strain Carrying Heavier Riders

    03/24/2011 8:09:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    WTAE ^ | March 24, 2011
    PITTSBURGH -- The Federal Transportation Administration said buses are feeling the strain of carrying heavier passengers. Buses in most cities are designed for an average weight of 160 pounds per passenger, based on data collected in 1960. The average rider today is 175 pounds. The FTA said that weight matters when considering the wear and tear on public transportation across the country. Some ideas to help lighten the load is removing seats from public buses or placing a weight limit for riders. "It's discrimination against overweight people. They can't help the way they are. I think they should make accommodations...
  • Alexandria, Pentagon weighing deal on buses for Mark Center Alexandria. Pentagon weigh bus deal

    01/13/2011 8:54:11 AM PST · by q_an_a · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01.12.2011 | Ben Giles
    snip - Under the proposed reimbursement agreement, the Defense Department would pay not only for the bus rehabilitation, but the $500,000 annual operating costs. In exchange, Pentagon personnel would ride for free on the entire DASH bus system, including the expanded service along the AT2 route between King Street and Mark Center.
  • Diesel era ends for MTA buses (natural gas buses more expensive to buy and maintain)

    01/12/2011 9:39:52 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/12/11 | Dan Weikel
    After almost two decades of effort to reduce vehicle emissions, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will retire its last diesel bus Wednesday and become the only major transit agency in the nation with a fleet that is totally equipped with alternative-fuel technologies. In an urban area where diesel buses began operating in 1940, the MTA now has 2,221 buses powered by compressed natural gas, as well as one electric bus and six gasoline-electric hybrids. Transit officials estimate that the elimination of diesel engines has reduced the release of cancer-causing particulates from the bus fleet by 80% and greenhouse...
  • Anti-Israel Ads to Appear on Seattle Buses

    12/19/2010 5:00:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 2+ views
    inn ^ | 12/19/10 | Elad Benari
    Anti-Israel messages are once again about to hit the streets in the U.S., this time on buses in Seattle. According to a report on Seattle’s KING5 TV which aired on Friday, a group calling itself the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign has paid Seattle’s King County $1,794 so that twelve buses will carry an ad reading “Israeli War Crimes: Your tax dollars at work” with an image of a group of children next to it, showing one little boy staring out at the viewer while the others gawk at a demolished building. The ad is expected to hit Seattle’s buses on...
  • 'Israeli War Crimes' Signs to Go on Seattle Metro Buses (Video)

    12/18/2010 9:15:49 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    King 5 ^ | 12/17/2010 | King 5
    SEATTLE – "Israeli War Crimes," the enormous advertisement reads. "Your tax dollars at work." To the right of the image is a group of children -- one little boy stares out at the viewer, the others gawk at a demolished building, all rebar and crumbled concrete. It's an ad you'll be seeing soon on a handful of Metro buses in downtown Seattle. A group calling itself the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign has paid King County $1,794 so that 12 buses will carry that message around town, starting two days after Christmas. That's December 27: the two-year anniversary of Israeli attacks...
  • Top Transit Chief Salaries Criticized by State Lawmaker

    12/03/2010 8:19:14 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/3/2010 | Tom Gantert
    State Rep. Dave Agema, R-Grandville, believes that some of the people working for Michigan's public busing systems make too much money. Peter Varga, CEO of Grand Rapids’ Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid), made it on to Agema’s radar after the politician discovered that Varga was paid $193,000 last year. “Here we are in a recession and these are highly subsidized routes that don’t make money,” said Agema. “I hate telling people what their salaries should be… but I think $193,000 is a little excessive. It seems to be out of whack with the economy.” Last month, revealed that a...
  • Metro loses more than a million riders on bus, rail ( DC )

    10/05/2010 3:17:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 1, 2010 | Markham Heid
    Metrobus ridership plummeted and the number of rail passengers fell well below staff projections during the first month of the agency's new fiscal year -- and the first month of higher fares. Metrobuses transported 11.66 million passengers in July, nearly 1.3 million fewer than during the same month last year. Metro officials had anticipated a much smaller drop, projecting about 200,000 fewer trips. Rail ridership was also down... Beginning in late June, Metro officials raised the cost of all trips for bus and rail passengers. The fare increases included a 25- to 35-cent increase for bus riders, depending on payment...
  • Four Dead In Upstate NY Megabus Crash

    09/13/2010 6:03:19 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 17 replies
    Gothamist ^ | Monday, September 12, 2010 | Jaya Saxena
    Four people are dead and over 20 more injured after a double-decker Megabus crashed into a bridge near Syracuse. The bus driver, who was taking passengers from Philadelphia to Toronto, reportedly got lost and took a route with height restrictions. While on the Onondaga Lake Parkway, the 13-foot bus slammed into the 10-foot, 9-inch high CSX railroad bridge and flipped. Passenger Reena Rai told the Daily News, "The next thing I knew there was a lady on top of me and her blood was just dripping on top of me profusely. I yelled, 'Help, help!'" Three men and an 18-year-old...
  • After 40 Years, City Launches New Public Transportation

    09/07/2010 11:50:45 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 4 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | Tuesday, September 7, 2010
    Federal Funds Pay For ServiceKOKOMO, Ind. -- For the first time in more than four decades, Kokomo launched a new public transportation system Tuesday. People can ride on the two new red and green buses, designed to look like trolleys, for free, at least for now, 6News' Julie Pursley reported. "For me, we're just getting on to see where we go and how it works," said Christina Marshall, who rode Tuesday morning. The buses ride along four routes that include more than 100 designated stops, such as at hospitals, universities and shopping centers. "This is going to help the citizens...
  • Go go gadget straddling bus! Chinese super-buses glide over traffic

    08/11/2010 2:23:14 AM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 33 replies
    Gizmag ^ | August 3, 2010 | Loz Blain
    So here's a fascinating public transport idea that we've never seen mooted before – giant super-buses that roll on stilts on small tracks between lanes of traffic. So they roll over the top of stopped traffic, and when they stop to let passengers on and off, they don't interrupt the flow of traffic below. Far quicker and cheaper to build than a subway or monorail system, the Straddling Bus system simply requires modification to existing roads, and the creation of a network of elevated bus stops. (snip) This is not a pipe dream – the pilot program goes into construction...
  • Friday Interview: Fighting Traffic Gridlock in North Carolina

    08/06/2010 11:20:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Carolina Journal ^ | August 6, 2010 | CJ Staff
    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s traffic congestion could double in the next couple of decades, with Charlotte drivers facing the same types of delays Chicago drivers face now. That was the conclusion of a 2007 John Locke Foundation report. It recommended $12 billion of spending to clear North Carolina’s congested urban roads and prepare for future traffic growth. Many traffic problems outlined three years ago continue to cause concerns today. Randal O’Toole, senior fellow with the Cato Institute, recently tackled the issue from a national perspective in the book Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It....
  • Why Use Buses When Trains Cost So Much More? ( Maine to Mass )

    08/05/2010 1:54:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Antiplanner ^ | December 4th, 2009
    While the route of the Downeaster is 116 miles, it is considered a commuter train and was subsidized by the Federal Transit Administration, so it is in the National Transit Database. Amtrak timetables indicate the train makes five round trips each day (which means two train sets each make 2-1/2 round trips). The 2008 transit database reports that it carries an average of 492 passengers each weekday, and slightly more on Saturdays and Sundays. That means the average train carries about 50 people. Since not everyone goes the whole distance, the average number of people on board at any given...
  • China Plans Huge Buses That Can DRIVE OVER Cars (PHOTOS)

    08/03/2010 5:23:57 PM PDT · by Scythian · 53 replies · 179+ views
    China has overtaken the United States as the world's biggest producer of greenhouse gases and biggest energy consumer. But the country is also thinking in big and bold ways when it comes to how it will reduce pollution and a new plan to build a "straddling bus" is among the most space-age schemes yet. In an effort to go green and relieve congestion without widening roads, the Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment company is developing a "3D Express Coach" (also known as a "three-dimensional fast bus").
  • 6 dead in California Greyhound bus crash

    07/22/2010 9:02:44 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Newser ^ | Thursday, July 22, 2010 | Associated Press
    6 dead, many hurt when Greyhound bus crashes in California's Central ValleyA Greyhound bus carrying 47 people and traveling to Sacramento from Los Angeles crashed on a highway in California's Central Valley on Thursday, killing six and injuring many others. California Highway Patrol Officer Michelle Sigmond said the bus driver swerved to avoid another crash involving an overturned minivan and slammed into a concrete center divider and then hit another vehicle and a tree at about 2 a.m. just outside downtown Fresno. In addition to the six dead, several people were hurt with injuries that ranged from critical to bruises...

    06/25/2010 9:52:43 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 8 replies
    new geography ^ | 06/25/10
    ...despite higher ridership, transit's market share (of transit and motor vehicles) has fallen since the 1950s. In 1955, transit's market share was over 10%. By 2005, transit’s share had dropped to 1.5%, but recovered only to 1.6% in 2008. Transit's all time peak ridership was in 1945, driven up by World War II and gas rationing. It is thus not surprising that national transit ridership (boardings) declined 3.8% in 2009 as gasoline prices moderated. Demographia has released urban area roadway and transit market share estimates for 2008, based upon Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration data. The table below...
  • Cleveland plans intermodal transportation center to link key landmarks

    06/23/2010 6:42:36 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 38 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | Karen Farkas
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland plans to build a long-awaited intermodal transportation center near the lakefront to link the new medical mart, convention center and Flats east bank redevelopment. The center, north of the east edge of Mall C, would serve rail passengers, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. It would likely extend over railroad tracks to just south of the Shoreway and include walkways to the mall and North Coast Harbor, city Planning Director Bob Brown said Tuesday. Along with hosting a new Amtrak station that would be a stop on the proposed high-speed rail line between Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, the...
  • Troop trains may connect A. P. Hill, Fort Lee

    06/19/2010 5:04:00 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 38 replies · 437+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 6/19/2010 | KELLY HANNON
    Fort Lee considers moving Army soldiers by train to Fort A. P. Hill in Caroline CountyHearkening back to an earlier era of military transport, officials at Fort Lee in Virginia are considering moving Army soldiers back and forth to field training at Fort A.P. Hill in Caroline by train. The military train, if it launches, would carry 800 to 1,100 Army soldiers from Fort Lee to a drop-off point in Milford. Local buses would be arranged to carry soldiers the approximate three miles between Milford and Fort A.P. Hill. After training for five days, a southbound train would carry the...
  • False Dreams and Broken Promises: The Wasteful Federal Investment in Urban Mass Transit

    05/31/2010 2:55:32 PM PDT · by narses · 56 replies · 1,274+ views
    Cato ^ | Jean Love and Wendell Cox
    Over the past quarter century, U.S. taxpayers have pumped more than $100 billion in subsidies into the nation's urban mass transit systems. That massive taxpayer investment has paid for urban public transportation systems that fewer and fewer Americans are using. Incredibly, mass transit ridership is lower today--not only as a percentage of commuter trips taken but also in absolute numbers of riders-- than it was in the early 1960s. Despite the low and declining use of bus and rail systems, federal grants for urban transit now appear to be as popular as ever: bills before both houses of Congress would...
  • Plans still in place to close Campus Drive (UMD)

    05/14/2010 10:10:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 231+ views
    The Diamondback ^ | May 13, 2010 | Derby Cox
    Although a plan to close Campus Drive this summer has drawn sharp criticism from on- and off-campus groups, administrators have said changing the plan could conflict with the spirit of the trial. The experiment, which calls for Campus Drive to be closed to traffic except emergency vehicles and two internal bus routes from June 19 to Aug. 13, was formed to allow the university to test the goals of its Facilities Master Plan as it prepares an updated version, Vice President for Administrative Affairs Ann Wylie wrote in an e-mail. Although Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Frank Brewer said...
  • Bombs target buses of Christian students in Iraq

    05/03/2010 1:45:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 661+ views
    (AP) via LAS VEGAS ^ | May 2, 2010, 3:27 am | "Associated Press writer Yahya Barzanji in Sulaimaniyah contributed to this report."
    Bombs target buses of Christian students in Iraq The Associated Press Sunday, May 2, 2010 | 3:27 a.m. SNIPPET: "Two bombs exploded minutes apart Sunday near buses carrying Christian students in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing at least one bystander and injuring around 100 others, a security official said." SNIPPET: ""Today was terrible and I will not forget it for the rest of my life," said Wisam Jarji, a student who was wounded in the blast. "Following the explosion, the situation in the bus was chaotic and I could see blood stains and hear screams all over the...
  • Yousuf Al-Sharrafi... [..."Suicide Operations in Israeli Buses and Restaurants"]

    03/30/2010 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 507+ views
    Video Clip: "Title of Video: Yousuf Al-Sharrafi, Palestinian Legislative Council Member from Hamas, Calls for Suicide Operations in Israeli Buses and Restaurants" Clip #2436 Broadcast: March 17, 2010 # Transcript: March 17, 2010 Clip No. 2436 "Yousuf Al-Sharrafi, Palestinian Legislative Council Member from Hamas, Calls for Suicide Operations in Israeli Buses and Restaurants" SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from an interview with PLC member Dr. Yousef Al-Sharrafi, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on March 17, 2010." SNIPPET: "If the enemy knew that it would pay the price – especially through martyrdom operations in its buses and its restaurants...
  • List of buses of Patriots going to DC on 9/12

    08/30/2009 6:00:14 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 26 replies · 4,824+ views
    A Patriot in Tennessee
    I am informing fellow Freepers of some of the buses and origins of Patriots headed for DC on 9/12. I am proud to be part of the coming March on the Capital. Our 2 Knoxville,Tennessee buses haven't been added to the list in this current update. Probably many more than this impressive list. 9/ list -(8/30/09 8:30 PM) AR Little Rock Mary 10th 13th AL Birmingham Kristin 11th13th AL North Alabama: AL Birmingham: AL South Alabama: AL Florence Denel 11th 13th AR Jonesboro/Paragould Brinda No Hotel in and Out CT Hartford Ken Mandile,...
  • Chicago Man Arrested for Interfering with Operation of CTA Trains and Busses

    08/04/2009 3:26:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 677+ views ^ | August 3, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text Snippet is a quote: Chicago Man Arrested for Interfering with Operation of CTA Trains and Busses Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was joined today by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in announcing the arrest of a Chicago man for making unauthorized radio transmissions over frequencies utilized by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). MARCEL CARTER, age 20, who resides at 235 West 37th Place in Chicago, was arrested late Friday evening, without incident, by Officers of the Chicago Police Department...
  • School blames biodiesel for bus troubles, state begs to differ

    01/17/2009 6:10:57 AM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 34 replies · 1,058+ views
    KSTP TV ^ | January 17, 2009 | From The Deer Stand
    Minnesota officials are coming to the defense of biodiesel after the Bloomington, MN schools cancelled classes when buses couldn't run in cold weather. Classes were cancelled in the Bloomington School District on Friday when 12 of its buses wouldn't start. The problem was clogged fuel lines and filters. First Student bus company blamed the problem on the biodiesel fuel required by the state but the State of Minnesota argued that condensation in the fuel tanks or lines was the culprit and not biodiesel.