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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bus
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Keep your holiday sane with these tips 19.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Travel is hard enough. We want to make it easier. Here's how.
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Strollers on SEPTA buses: One mom says complaints are "first world problems" | Opinion 17.11.2017 Philly.com News
Parents of small children need to take some responsibility for their commutes.
Videos of robbers on D.C.-area subway and bus alarm a judge: ‘You didn’t care’ 15.11.2017 Washington Post
Videos of robbers on D.C.-area subway and bus alarm a judge: ‘You didn’t care’
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Revving Up Rural Public Transit 15.11.2017 American Prospect
When the sun rises over Plainview, Nebraska, Arnold Oltjenbruns is already up and ready for work. Beginning at 7:30 A.M., he picks up the kids that he drives to school. “I like hauling the kids the best,” he says. “As soon as they get in the van they’re talking away, and telling me what’s going on.” Oltjenbruns drives Plainview’s “Handivan”—a small, accessible van that provides public transit for Plainview’s 1,200 residents. Whether he’s taking people to school, medical appointments, stores, (or to a nursing home in a neighboring town so that one gentleman could visit his girlfriend), Oltjenbruns and the Handivan can be the difference between isolation and strong social ties in the small northeastern Nebraska city. Oltjenbruns, a retired farmer, had recently moved to Plainview. He wanted something to do with his free time, took the volunteer job, and got certified to drive the van and assist riders with disabilities. Yet Oltjenbruns, like most rural transit operators, is “much more than just a driver,” ...
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Beyond Electric Cars: As China Leads in Electric Buses, India Could Follow Suit in Electric Motorcycles 15.11.2017 THE CITY FIX
The number of electric cars on the world’s roads has zoomed from zero in 2008 to 2 million in 2016, with many of those in China and the United States. But China is staking out new territory with electric buses, and ...
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L.A.'s transit officials should try using the convoluted bus system they set up 14.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: As a daily user of the Los Angeles County Metro bus system, I can suggest a number of changes that might help reverse the decline in ridership. (“L.A.’s dwindling transit ridership isn't hard to fix. Make riding the bus cheaper and more convenient,” Opinion, Nov. 10)

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Denver to Boulder in eight minutes? Colorado will get first test track for a Hyperloop-inspired transportation system 14.11.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Arrivo, a hyperloop-inspired passenger travel system, would operate on dedicated lanes where pods travel autonomously up to 200 miles per hour -- or about two-thirds slower than hyperloop technologies.
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LeBron James and the Cavs rode the New York subway 14.11.2017 Washington Post
LeBron James and the Cavs rode the New York subway
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Denver Civic Center Station again a MallRide stop as grand reopening date approaches 14.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Be careful to look both ways when cross Broadway at 16th Street. The MallRide is again crossing the street to access a newly renovated Civic Center Station on the east side.
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Odd-Even in Delhi: Citing women safety, govt argues for exemptions before Green Tribunal 14.11.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Amid parents' pleas, SEPTA is making space for strollers 13.11.2017 Philly.com News
SEPTA is planning to make it easier for parents to keep children in strollers while on city buses. That's good news, say parents with young children who struggle to use public transit.
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Here’s why some lawmakers are pushing back against fare evasion crackdowns 13.11.2017 Washington Post
Here’s why some lawmakers are pushing back against fare evasion crackdowns
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Why Delhi isn’t ready for odd-even scheme: Bus procurement stuck for years 12.11.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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DTC buses create so much noise, they are great nuisance: NGT 11.11.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Odd-even: DTC may incur loss of Rs 9.5 crore 11.11.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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'Modern' streetcar plan drives discussion of disruption in St. Paul 11.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For decades, St. Paul and Ramsey County leaders have been trying to find a better transit link between downtown, the airport and the Mall of America. Now the Riverview Corridor Policy Advisory Committee appears ready to sign off on a "modern" streetcar concept along West 7th Street.
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Odd-even a knee-jerk reaction, AAP’s theatrics: Union minister Vijay Goel 10.11.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Miami-Dade might move on Chinese bendy buses 10.11.2017 TreeHugger
Oh, I am sorry, I meant "trackless trains"
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Woman gets 120-day sentence for throwing urine on bus driver, says she was provoked 10.11.2017 Washington Post
Woman gets 120-day sentence for throwing urine on bus driver, says she was provoked
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Driverless bus gets into an accident on its first day at work in Las Vegas 10.11.2017 Washington Post
But the fender bender was caused by the driver of the other vehicle — a delivery truck that backed into the front of the shuttle, according to a report.
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