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  • Mark Bennett: I-70 shouldn't remain a road to avoid

    08/24/2019 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Terre Haute Tribune Star ^ | August 4, 2019 | Mark Bennett
    When a school district deems its region’s main thoroughfare unsafe for school buses, that highway’s problems need fixed. Lots of Wabash Valley residents fear driving on the local stretch of Interstate 70. And with good reason. Fatal accidents — several involving semi tractor-trailers crashing into stopped or slowed traffic — have become frequent on I-70 between the Illinois-Indiana border and Indianapolis. Accidents along that 68-mile path outnumbered those on the 66-mile portion east of Indy to the Ohio border in 2016 and 2017, according to the Indiana University Public Policy Institute’s statistics. Distracted driving has been cited as a factor...
  • Police release video of woman pushing elderly man off bus, leading to his death

    05/15/2019 2:12:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    news3lv.com ^ | May 14, 2019 | Phillip Moyer
    The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released video of a woman, identified by police as 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop, pushing an elderly man off a bus in Las Vegas. Witnesses say the victim had been asking Bishop to be nicer to the passengers before being pushed out the doors and onto the ground. The incident took place on March 21, 2019. The victim, identified as 74-year-old Serge Fournier, was left hospitalized. He died reportedly died from his injuries on April 23. Bishop was transported to the Clark County Detention Center where she faces a charge for open murder on an elderly-vulnerable person.
  • ‘Prosperity in Peril’: DC region bus study recommends significant changes

    04/29/2019 11:50:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    WTOP ^ | April 29, 2019 | Max Smith
    The D.C. region could be suffocated by even more traffic if major improvements to the region’s bus system do not come soon, a draft report obtained by WTOP finds. Even so, making those changes in a way that avoids negative impacts could be extremely challenging. The Washington Area Bus Transformation Project draft strategy’s executive summary, labeled “not for circulation,” paints a dire picture of what happens if bus-only lanes, totally revamped bus routes and other changes are not implemented: “Without transforming the bus system, the region’s competitiveness and livability are at risk.” The report groups more than two dozen recommendations...
  • Correction: Migrant Caravan story

    11/02/2018 10:47:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | JUCHITAN, Mexico - Nov 2, 2018, 9:03 PM ET | THE ASSOCIATED DEPRESSED
    In a story Oct. 31 about Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a woman who gave birth had been 28 weeks pregnant. She was 38 weeks pregnant. A corrected version of the story is below: No buses for now, weary caravan migrants set to resume march Weary Central American migrants in a caravan in southern Mexico have had their hopes dashed as no hoped-for buses materialized to take them hundreds of miles north
  • How the candidates for governor would fix the traffic mess (Connecticut)

    10/17/2018 10:51:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | October 13, 2018 | Bill Cummings
    More than 300 bridges in Connecticut — carrying 4.3 million vehicles daily — are considered structurally deficient. Highways in the Bridgeport-Stamford area are so congested motorists waste 49 hours a year in bumper-to-bumper traffic. And 62 percent of Connecticut’s major roads are in such poor condition they cost motorists $681 annually in vehicle repairs, according to TRIP, a national transportation think tank. Given those challenges, the three men seeking to replace Gov. Dannel P. Malloy could be making transportation the centerpiece of their campaigns. But instead, these candidates for governor are offering mostly modest plans to fix the state’s infrastructure...
  • Where does your toll money go? Miami drivers, sick of traffic and expense, want to know

    10/16/2018 8:05:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 10, 2018 | Dylan Jackson
    In life, some things are unavoidable: death, taxes — and if you live in South Florida — tolls. Coughing up money to drive on the highways add to the cost of living in South Florida. Drivers in Miami-Dade and Broward spent more than a half billion dollars in tolls fees in the last year. Consider: A daily trip from Kendall to downtown Miami costs over $4 roundtrip by Sunpass, or about $1,000 a year for a five-day a week, 50-week commuter. For those who haven’t signed up for Sunpass, the toll-by-plate rate of almost $8 per day amounts to $2,000...
  • Paris rolls out 'on demand bus stops' in bid to fight sexual harassment

    01/22/2018 6:56:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 January 2018 14:58 CET+01:00 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    The Paris authorities have announced new measures to tackle the scourge of sexual harassment and abuse on the city’s public transport system. It’s a problem many, many people in Paris are familiar with. And now President of the greater Paris region of Île-de- France and leader of the greater Paris region of Île-de-France, Valerie Pecresse, is determined to put a stop to it. From February, the city will experiment a new measures which will allow people on certain buses the chance to hop off at night even when the vehicle isn’t at a designated stop. The measure, which Pecresse said...
  • New I-90 Bus Lanes Speed Up Commute To The Suburbs

    09/27/2017 6:15:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    DNA Info ^ | September 7, 2017 | Alex Nitkin
    CHICAGO — Sixteen miles of new "flex lanes" will allow PACE buses to breeze past traffic along I-90 going west from O'Hare Airport, suburban transportation officials announced this week. The lanes will carry six new bus lines all along the Jane Addams Tollway, half of them linking up with the Rosemont Blue Line station to give passengers direct access to the city. Ratcheting up bus service was the last piece of a $2.5 billion effort to widen the tollway between O'Hare and suburban Elgin, officials said. Construction wrapped up last December. The extra lane will stay clear most of the...
  • Uncertainty over Trump infrastructure plan jeopardizes transit projects, jobs

    09/22/2017 10:14:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 9, 2017 | Damian Paletta and Mike Debonis (WaPost)
    Dozens of public transit projects around the country are in danger of stalling as the White House's plan to boost U.S. infrastructure fails to gain momentum - with thousands of jobs at risk. The uncertainty over these projects has worsened in recent days as President Donald Trump - who had vowed to make the week's focus infrastructure - faced a series of distractions, including a congressional hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey. The president, who had called for $1 trillion in new infrastructure programs to create millions of jobs, now faces an increasing probability that not only will his...
  • Estonia's Driverless Buses Have Already Encountered Several 'Near Misses'

    08/09/2017 6:22:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 08/09/17 | Tim Collins
    The vehicles were introduced as part of the Baltic state's presidency of the EU Two shuttles costing around £90,000 (€100,000) each are being testedThey are capable of maximum speeds of around 30 to 40 mph (50 to 60 kmph)They will not exceed 12 mph (20 kmph) during the current testing phase They have had a number of close calls, including ignoring a speeding police car's emergency lights Driverless buses in Estonia have had a number of close calls, including ignoring a speeding police car's emergency lights. The vehicles were introduced in the capital Tallinn in recent weeks as part of the Baltic state's...
  • Company’s impact unlimited (400 jobs at an average salary of $45,625 in California)

    06/03/2017 10:05:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Porterville Recorder ^ | June 3, 2017 | Rick Elkins
    GreenPower should help local economy Not only were civic leaders at Friday’s groundbreaking for GreenPower Motor Company’s electric-power bus plant, but several local business people were there hoping the company will not only stimulate the local economy, but maybe their’s as well. The Vancouver, Canada-based company broke ground Friday on 10 acres of land it purchased from the city on Hope Drive at the Porterville Municipal Airport. Within a year, it will be turning out electric buses for not just the City of Porterville, but for cities and schools across the nation. It has already set up a limited operation...
  • OK: Governor Fallin Signs SB 397 Restores Carry on Buses

    06/02/2017 6:13:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 19 May, 2017, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin signed into law another reform of Oklahoma firearms law. SB 397 removed another egregious discrimination against poor people exercising their Second Amendment rights. In Oklahoma, it is illegal to bear arms on buses used as public mass transportation. Most people who have sufficient means prefer to use private transportation. In most situations it is far more efficient, effective, and convenient to use individual transport.  But in some situations, such as in crowded urban centers where parking is expensive, time consuming, and hard to find, a great many people have to resort...
  • Sweden PM finds gender-segregated school bus 'disgusting'

    04/04/2017 6:48:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2017 8:34 AM EDT | Jan M. Olsen
    It is “disgusting” if girls at a private Islamic school in Stockholm are directed to the back door of a school bus while boys use the front door, as claimed by a television documentary, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said Tuesday. “It does not belong in Sweden” to have primary schools dividing children, aged between 6 and 10, by gender, Löfven said. In Sweden “we take the bus together whether you are a girl or a boy, a woman or a man,” Löfven said. “This suggests that we have more to tackle when it comes to segregation.” […] Al-Azhar school...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules City has no Authority to Ban Weapons from Buses

    03/19/2017 4:40:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    After nearly four years in the courts, Wisconsin Carry, Inc. won a historic victory for the right to bear arms in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Carry had sued the City of Madison, because the City had refused to remove a rule that had been instituted in 2005 by the City Transit and Parking Commission. The rule forbid the transportation of any weapons on city buses. The case started in 2013. Wisconsin has a strong state constitutional protection for the bearing of arms. Wisconsin Carry did not invoke that protection directly, nor did they cite the Second Amendment.  Wisconsin had passed a...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules City has no Authority to Ban Weapons from Buses

    03/14/2017 4:28:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    After nearly four years in the courts, Wisconsin Carry, Inc. won a historic victory for the right to bear arms in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Carry had sued the City of Madison, because the City had refused to remove a rule that had been instituted in 2005 by the City Transit and Parking Commission. The rule forbid the transportation of any weapons on city buses. The case started in 2013. Wisconsin has a strong state constitutional protection for the bearing of arms. Wisconsin Carry did not invoke that protection directly, nor did they cite the Second Amendment.  Wisconsin had passed a...
  • ABQ Ride Employee: “I Wouldn’t Allow my Family to Ride a Bus”

    01/26/2017 1:08:53 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 25, 2017 | Caleb James
    Threats, weapons and fights. A violent work environment is part of shocking stories from one whistleblower who works on board Albuquerque city buses. After ABQ Ride's director told KOB he was surprised to hear about a stabbing on one of his buses last weekend, an employee spoke out. The current employee who asked not to be identified said everyone from drivers to security guards have begged ABQ Ride's leadership to do something about the violence for years, to no response. "Swords have been pulled. Bats have been pulled. Pipes have pulled. Guns have been pulled, and it's just a matter...
  • Skedaddle is Bringing Busloads of Women to March on Washington (Uber for buses)

    01/18/2017 1:23:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Inverse ^ | January 17, 2017 | Dyani Sabin
    The hottest ticket to the Women’s March on Washington is on the bus-sharing startup Skeddadle, which allows people to commission private bus rides and is trying to change the future of long-distance transportation. Most of Skeddadle’s business comes from people scheduling events – going to ski resorts or music festivals for a weekend. It’s a social experience where passengers share rides with people who have similar interests. But Skeddadle sees itself as public transit of the future, and is building towards being the least expensive, most convenient way to get in or out of a city. “The March is amazing...
  • Biggest Transportation Battles of 2016 to Continue in the New Year (Texas)

    01/02/2017 8:15:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | December 27, 2016 | Brandon Formby
    The cost of toll roads, the toll of urban congestion, ride-hailing battles and a high-speed train war garnered plenty of attention in Texas this year. And after the Legislature spent two sessions focusing on highway funding, lawmakers now appear poised to tackle other transportation matters next year. Here's a look at the year's biggest transportation stories and how they may continue to unfold in the coming months:1. Uber and Lyft roll out of Austin after losing city electionNational ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft stopped operating in Austin after voters there rejected an ordinance that would have repealed certain regulations, including...
  • 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
    Here is the link,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OVHb-zc4Lw