In Nashville, Rolling Parties Rage at Every Stoplight

As Nashville’s popularity has grown, so has the “transportainment” business — a motley assortment including old buses, farm tractors and a truck with a hot tub. Many think it has gotten out of hand.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #bars-and-nightclubs, #buses, #cumberland-river, #deerecompany, #franklin-tenn, #music, #nashville-tenn, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-army

Schools Are Seeing Shortages of Bus Drivers, Cafeteria Workers and Other Essential Roles

Just weeks into the new year, schools are struggling to fill jobs. Low pay, few benefits and erratic schedules are keeping workers away.

#buses, #cafeterias, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #san-antonio-tex, #shortages, #unemployment, #wages-and-salaries

Here’s What Train Service Looks Like in NY After Ida’s Damaging Floods

The majority of the city’s subway lines had delays Friday morning, while the area’s airports appeared to be running smoothly.

#airports, #amtrak, #buses, #delays-transportation, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #transit-systems

As Schools Reopen, Districts Are Desperate for Bus Drivers

School officials are getting creative, offering bonuses and other incentives to address a driver shortage that the pandemic made worse.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #helena-mont, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #pittsburgh-pa, #savannah-ga, #united-states, #wilmington-del

Those Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers Probably Don’t Help and May Make Things Worse

Clear barriers have sprung up at restaurants, nail salons and school classrooms, but most of the time, they do little to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

#buses, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #coughs, #desks, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

Why Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers in Classrooms and Restaurants May Make Things Worse

Clear barriers have sprung up at restaurants, nail salons and school classrooms, but most of the time, they do little to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

#buses, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #coughs, #desks, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

Covid Delta Variant Safety: Your Questions Answered

The rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has raised new questions about how the vaccinated can stay safe and avoid breakthrough infections. We asked the experts for advice.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #buses, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #grandparents, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #restaurants, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #transit-systems, #vaccination-and-immunization

Martha White, 99, Dies; Before Rosa Parks, She Sparked a Bus Boycott

The 1953 protest in Baton Rouge, triggered by her ejection from a bus for sitting in a “whites only” section, became a template for Martin Luther King.

#baton-rouge-la, #black-people, #boycotts, #buses, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #white-martha-1922-2021

M.T.A. Bus Crashes Into Brooklyn Home, Injuring 16

An M.T.A. bus slammed into a historic rowhouse in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, injuring several people aboard the vehicle, the authorities said.

#buses, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #new-york-city, #prospect-lefferts-gardens-brooklyn-ny, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Living on the Margins, ‘Surfing’ on the Buses

In the Brazilian city of Olinda, a group of thrill seekers has taken up an illegal and death-defying hobby: riding on the outside of public buses.

#black-people, #brazil, #buses, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #olinda-brazil

Will New York City Finally Have a Bus Mayor?

Eight leading mayoral candidates share their ideas and plans for improving public transit.

#adams-eric-l, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #stringer-scott-m, #transit-systems, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Arrival Developing Electric Vehicles Without Assembly Line

Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #buses, #charlotte-nc, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #england, #factories-and-manufacturing, #initial-public-offerings, #inventions-and-patents, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #robots-and-robotics, #rock-hill-sc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-parcel-service-inc, #vans

5 NYC Mayor’s Race Takeaways: Yang Drives the Bus, Republicans Joust

The Democratic candidates vowed to stop Zooming and get out more, and a rap video earned mixed reviews.

#buses, #democratic-party, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #mateo-fernando, #midwives-and-doulas, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sliwa-curtis, #stringer-scott-m, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #yang-andrew-1975

We Need Buses, Buses Everywhere

Better service would improve millions of Americans’ lives.

#buses, #infrastructure-public-works, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

Indonesia Bus Falls Into Ravine, Leaving Dozens Dead

The brakes on a bus carrying 66 students, teachers and relatives who had visited an Islamic missionary’s tomb appear to have malfunctioned, killing 29.

#buses, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

Elizabeth R. Duff, First Woman to Drive a Nashville City Bus, Dies at 72

A Black woman, Mrs. Duff broke gender and race barriers. She died of Covid-19.

#black-people, #buses, #chauffeurs-and-drivers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #duff-elizabeth-r-1949-2021, #nashville-tenn, #transit-systems, #women-and-girls

The Outlook for Public Transit in N.Y.C.

Transit officials announced that major cuts to service would be avoided through 2022. But the agency still faces a substantial deficit over the next four years.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drive-in-theaters, #new-york-city, #transit-systems

Selfies With Guns on Party Bus Get N.Y.P.D.’s Attention

Fourteen people were arrested after investigators found eight firearms, the police said, as gun violence in the city continues to spike.

#buses, #crime-and-criminals, #dumbo-brooklyn-ny, #gun-control, #police-department-nyc

New N.Y.C. Transportation Boss Has Big Agenda but Little Experience

Hank Gutman, a retired lawyer, will lead the city’s efforts to build more bus and bike lanes and move away from car-clogged streets.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #buses, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #gutman-hank, #new-york-city, #transportation

The Plan to Rebuild the Port Authority Bus Terminal

The proposed changes could take a decade, but officials hope to transform the loathed building into a 21st-century transit hub.

#buses, #cotton-rick, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #oliver-john, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transit-systems

‘Notorious’ Port Authority Bus Terminal May Get a $10 Billion Overhaul

After years of study and debate, there is finally a proposal to rebuild the Midtown Manhattan eyesore from the ground up.

#airports, #buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depaul-university, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transit-systems, #transportation

Keep the Trains and Buses Running

Public transit systems urgently need more public funding so they can continue to provide an important public service.

#bay-area-rapid-transit, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #washington-metropolitan-area-transit-authority

M.T.A. Bus Plunges 50 Feet, Dangles From Overpass After Crash

At least seven people, including the driver, were injured when the front of the bus spilled onto the Cross Bronx Expressway, officials said.

#bronx-nyc, #buses, #cross-bronx-expressway-bronx-ny, #fire-department-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The Perilous State of the Subways: 5 Takeaways

A doomsday plan could slash subway service by 40 percent, eliminate bus routes and cut jobs if the M.T.A. doesn’t get billions in federal aid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #schumer-charles-e, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #transit-systems, #transit-workers-union, #transportation

Subway Service Could Be Cut 40% if No Federal Aid Arrives

On Wednesday, transit officials announced some new details of proposed service cuts, including slashing weekend service and eliminating bus lines, to address its multibillion-dollar budget hole.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #foran-robert-e, #mckinseyco, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #transit-systems, #transit-workers-union, #tri-state-transportation-campaign

California Is Trying to Jump-Start the Hydrogen Economy

The fuel could play an important role in fighting climate change, but it has been slow to gain traction because of high costs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #batteries, #buses, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen, #hyundai-motor-co, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #toyota-motor-corp

How VW’s Diesel Settlement Is Changing Fleets, From Schools to Seaports

A scandal led to a $2.9 billion trust fund for states to put cleaner vehicles on their roads. A lot of the money has gone to more diesel vehicles.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #buses, #diesel-power, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trucks-and-trucking, #volkswagen-ag

When a Bus Driver Told a Rider to Wear a Mask, ‘He Knocked Me Out Cold’

More than 170 New York City transit workers have been harassed or assaulted for asking passengers to wear masks.

#buses, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems, #transport-workers-union

When a NYC MTA Bus Driver Told a Rider to Wear a Mask, ‘He Knocked Me Out Cold’

More than 170 New York City transit workers have been harassed or assaulted for asking passengers to wear masks.

#buses, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems, #transport-workers-union

How a Bus Ride Turned Into a Coronavirus Superspreader Event

One-third of passengers aboard a bus were infected by a fellow passenger, scientists reported.

#buddhism, #buses, #china, #chinese-center-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #your-feed-science

14 Injured in Bus Accident Near Port Authority

One person was critically hurt after a New Jersey Transit bus struck a barrier on a ramp at 39th Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, the authorities said.

#buses, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-transit, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

School Bus Industry in Crisis Because of Coronavirus

Industry leaders say it will be the nation’s schoolchildren and parents who will suffer, as they alter their lives and figure out how to replace a mode of transportation that was once a certainty.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #senate, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #transit-systems, #transportation

The M.T.A.’s Doomsday Budget Plan

Without federal aid, the agency said, it would need to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent to address its deficit.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #buses, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #second-avenue-subway-nyc, #subways, #surfing, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #transit-systems

M.T.A. Warns of Doomsday Subway Cuts Without $12 Billion in Federal Aid

The agency, facing staggering financial losses because of the pandemic, said it would have to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delays-transportation, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

With ‘Nobody Going to Work,’ Private Bus Companies Are Worried About the Future

One company has suspended all operations for the first time in 150 years. Others have drastically reduced service and are pleading for financial help from the federal government.

#amalgamated-transit-union, #buses, #coach-usa, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #lakeland-bus-lines, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #shutdowns-institutional, #transit-systems, #transportation

Public Transit Cuts Felt Deepest in Low-Income Areas

As the pandemic wreaks havoc on public transit systems across the country, experts say it is low-income residents, people of color and essential workers bearing the brunt.

#american-public-transit-assn, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income-inequality, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mcconnell-mitch, #minorities, #schumer-charles-e, #subways, #transit-systems

Is the Subway Risky? It May Be Safer Than You Think

New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus.

#buses, #commuting, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #foye-patrick-j, #marr-linsey, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #tri-state-transportation-campaign

The Book of Statuses

A group of parents takes one big step together.

#archives-and-records, #brooklyn-nyc, #buses, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #whites

Armed Man Seizes Hostages on Ukraine Bus

A man with a firearm and explosives called the police to announce he was holding about 20 people hostage in the western city of Lutsk. He made political demands.

#buses, #firearms, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #politics-and-government, #ukraine

3 Dead After Glacier Tour Bus Rolls Over in Canadian Rockies

The vehicle, with 27 people on board, was specially designed to carry visitors onto one of North America’s largest glaciers, in Jasper National Park in Alberta.

#alberta-canada, #buses, #glaciers, #jasper-national-park-canada, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rocky-mountains, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

Who Were the Freedom Riders?

Representative John Lewis was among the 13 original Freedom Riders, who encountered violence and resistance as they rode buses across the South, challenging the nation’s segregation laws.

#black-people, #buses, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #congress-of-racial-equality, #discrimination, #freedom-rides-1961, #lewis-john-r, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #student-nonviolent-coordinating-committee-sncc

With Covid-19, Broadband Internet Access Is a Civil Rights Issue

In a pandemic-plagued country, high-speed internet connections are a civil rights issue.

#buses, #clyburn-james-e, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-communications-commission, #law-and-legislation, #quarantines, #rural-areas, #upton-fred, #wireless-communications

Driver Purposely Drove Bus Into China Reservoir, Killing 21, Police Say

The 52-year-old driver, who was also killed, was aggrieved about the demolition of his home because of a redevelopment scheme, officials said.

#buses, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #demolition, #guizhou-china, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?

#buses, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

Why New York Buses Are on the Rise in a Subway City

During the coronavirus pandemic, daily ridership on buses has surpassed the subway for the first time in over half a century.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #regional-plan-assn, #subways, #transit-systems, #trottenberg-polly

The Coronavirus Could Destroy Mass Transit. Federal Aid Can Help.

Reviving subway and bus services helped bring back cities before. It can do so again.

#buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #subways, #transit-systems, #united-states-economy

Lockdowns Tamed Road Traffic. Here’s How Cities Aim to Keep It Down.

Officials are trying to prevent a return to urban gridlock and pollution as residents begin to travel again.

#air-pollution, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #buses, #congestion-pricing, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #roads-and-traffic, #sidewalks, #subways

California Set to Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

The new rule, expected Thursday, would mean more than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #california-air-resources-board, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #los-angeles-calif, #nichols-mary-d, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #san-bernardino-calif, #states-us, #transit-systems, #trucks-and-trucking

‘Into the Wild’ Bus, Seen as a Danger, Is Airlifted From the Alaskan Wild

The Alaska Army National Guard transported the bus to a “secure site” after two hikers have died and at least 15 have had to be rescued while trying to reach the bus in the remote Alaskan wilderness.

#alaska, #buses, #hikes-and-hiking, #krakauer-jon, #mccandless-carine, #mccandless-chris