How #Vanlifers Are Adjusting to Rising Gas Prices

Remaining in destinations longer, using gas apps and signing up for fuel cards allow nomadic travelers to stay on the road.

#american-automobile-assn, #budget-travel, #buses, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recreational-vehicles, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #upstart2022, #vans

When the Only Way to Get to Work Is This Slow Bus

The Q23 is one of the slowest buses in Queens, where many residents live beyond the subway’s reach and more people ride buses than anywhere else in New York City.

#buses, #delays-transportation, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #transit-systems

Circling Sicily on Its Regional Trains

A Dutch photographer, documenting the culture of regional train travel, managed to get around the Italian island for less than $100. Here’s what she saw.

#buses, #europe, #italy, #railroads, #sicily-italy, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

Texas’ Busing of Migrants to D.C. Isn’t Having Abbott’s Intended Effect Yet

The plan, meant to rattle President Biden, fits into his strategy for addressing record numbers of border crossings. The migrants said they were grateful for the chartered bus ride.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #buses, #central-american-resource-center-carecen, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #nonprofit-organizations, #states-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volunteers-and-community-service, #washington-dc

Cities Want to Return to Prepandemic Life. One Obstacle: Transit Crime.

Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound.

#assaults, #atlanta-ga, #buses, #chicago-ill, #chicago-transit-authority, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #crime-and-criminals, #east-bay-san-francisco-calif, #lightfoot-lori, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #ryan-kevin-k, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #solis-hilda-l, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #urban-areas, #washington-metropolitan-area-transit-authority

NYC Subways, Buses and Taxis Are Still Requiring Masks

The state-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority doubled down on its mask mandate for subways, buses and commuter rail.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

N.Y.C.’s New Subway Chief Comes From Boston and Doesn’t Own a Car

Richard A. Davey, a former Massachusetts transportation secretary, will be the first permanent president of New York City Transit since the start of the pandemic.

#boston-mass, #boston-consulting-group, #buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #massachusetts-bay-transportation-authority, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems, #transportation

You Can Still Save on Spring Break

Depending on where you live, the annual ritual is approaching fast, but with some strategy, there are still deals to be had.

#automobile-renting-and-leasing, #budget-travel, #buses, #content-type-service, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations

Bus Shooting in Florida Leaves 2 Dead and 2 Injured

After the attack, the bus “came to a stop” in the Fort Lauderdale Police Headquarters parking lot, and a suspect was taken into custody.

#broward-county-transit, #buses, #florida, #fort-lauderdale-fla, #mass-shootings

Poland’s Tourism Industry Is Helping Ukrainian Refugees

As Ukrainians flood into Poland, the travel industry has become part of an effort to supply transportation, accommodations and more to people fleeing the Russian invasion.

#airbnb, #buses, #germany, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #twitter, #ukraine

Will More Bus Lanes Solve N.Y.C. Traffic Problems?

Mayor Eric Adams has promised 150 miles of new bus lanes in New York City, but some drivers and businesses say they have created headaches in the past.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #buses, #london-school-of-economics, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #rodriguez-ydanis, #transit-systems

For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #canada, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-defense-fund, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organized-labor, #quebec-province-canada, #respiratory-diseases, #states-us, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Bulgaria Bus Crash Kills Dozens

The bus, which had North Macedonian plates, caught fire on a highway, a fire official said.

#bulgaria, #buses, #deaths-fatalities, #republic-of-north-macedonia, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

How the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could New York

The bill, which President Biden is expected to sign Monday, is likely to fund road and bridge repairs, water infrastructure upgrades and airport expansions.

#airports, #bridges-and-tunnels, #brookings-institution, #buses, #connecticut, #corbett-kevin-s, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #garbarino-andrew, #gutman-hank, #infrastructure-public-works, #latimer-george-s, #law-and-legislation, #malliotakis-nicole, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #reed-thomas-w-ii, #regional-plan-assn, #roads-and-traffic, #subways, #transit-systems, #tri-state-transportation-campaign, #van-drew-jeff

Faster Buses on 5th Avenue? Not if Business Leaders Get Their Way.

A busway in the heart of Manhattan is now uncertain after a major real estate developer expressed opposition to the plans to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

#buses, #de-blasio-bill, #fifth-avenue-manhattan-ny, #fifth-avenue-assn, #gutman-hank, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #roth-steven, #vornado-realty-trust

Trams, Cable Cars, Electric Ferries: How Cities Are Rethinking Transit

Urban transportation is central to the effort to slow climate change. It can’t be done by just switching to electric cars. Several cities are starting to electrify mass transit.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bergen-norway, #berlin-germany, #bogota-colombia, #buses, #cable-cars-and-trams, #colombia, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #ferries, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #norway, #transit-systems

Greyhound Agrees to Pay $2.2 Million Over Immigration Sweeps on Buses

The settlement will provide restitution to passengers who were detained, arrested or deported after immigration agents conducted warrantless searches on buses, Washington State’s attorney general said.

#border-patrol-us, #buses, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #discrimination, #ferguson-robert-w-1965, #greyhound-lines, #greyhound-lines-incorporated, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #provost-carla, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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