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  • Catch-and-Bus: Thousands of Freed Border-Crossing Immigrants Are Dispersing Across America

    04/11/2021 6:59:22 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | March 31, 2021 | Todd Bensman
    Charters and Greyhound are delivering them where they want to goDEL RIO, Texas — On a recent evening with the night ahead looking long, an idling charter bus parked on a lot prepared to disperse a new kind of import throughout the American landscape. The bus and a small van nearby were packed with 60 or so mostly Haitian families fresh out of the Rio Grande from their illegal crossings. A Vast Unseen Conveyor Belt from Border to Interior AmericaThe buses rolling in a steady daily succession out of Del Rio — one charter a day, seven days a...
  • Wheels come off for bus companies, closing down travel options for poorer Americans

    12/26/2020 7:22:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 33 replies
    MPRnews ^ | 12-23-20 | Scott Horsley
    The wheels on the nation's buses aren't going round and round very much these days. Demand for bus travel has fallen by more than 80 percent during the pandemic as public health authorities urge people to avoid travel where possible. That is raising concerns about the potential long-term damage to an essential transport method for millions of lower-income Americans even as air travel has shown signs of picking up since the Thanksgiving holiday period. And those who have to take the bus, for whatever reason, are finding fewer options, and often higher prices as a result.
  • Ohio parents face charges after renting party bus for 60 maskless kids

    12/17/2020 6:23:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/16/2020 | Elizabeth Elizalde
    A group of parents in Ohio are facing charges after allowing 60 maskless kids to embark on a party bus for a 14-year-old’s birthday party Saturday, authorities said. Cops witnessed the party bus from downtown Cincinnati stop in front of the Hilltop Shopping Center in Mount Healthy around 9:50 p.m., and several kids, who weren’t wearing masks, getting off without social distancing, the Mount Healthy Police Department said.
  • Metro general manager proposes massive cuts to rail and bus service this summer (DC)

    12/01/2020 8:12:00 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    ABC WJLA ^ | 11-30-20 | Tom Roussey
    Facing a hole in the budget of nearly a half-billion dollars, Metro’s general manager is proposing massive budget cuts to rail and bus service that would take effect this summer. General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said in September that without more federal help, big cuts would be needed. Overall rail ridership is down more than 85% most weekdays, while bus ridership is less than half what it was in 2019. Among the things Wiedefeld is proposing for Metrorail: In addition, Metrobus would also face big cuts. Wiedefeld is proposing only having a total of 41 bus routes. Those routes would be...
  • Video: Trump supporters allegedly tried to run Biden bus 'off the road'

    11/01/2020 2:18:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    SF Gate ^ | October 31, 2020 | by Peter Wade
    Multiple videos posted to social media on Saturday morning apparently show Trump supporters in trucks and cars harassing a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign bus in Texas, causing the campaign to cancel a planned event in Central Texas. A Biden campaign spokesperson told Forbes that the Trump supporters “attempted to slow the bus down and run it off the road.” And one local Democratic Party leader, Katie Naranjo, tweeted photos and said Trump supporters “followed the Biden bus throughout central Texas” and “ran into a person’s car, yelling curse words and threats.” Texas state legislator Sheryl Cole said that...
  • Hot coffee thrown in face of bus driver by passenger she asked to wear mask, cops say

    10/09/2020 5:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Staten Island Live ^ | 10/9 | Maura Grunlund
    A male rider threw hot coffee at a female MTA bus driver and pushed her to the ground after she asked him to wear a mask amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to police. The alleged assault against the bus operator took place at 8:19 a.m. Thursday onboard an S46 bus at Castleton Avenue and Jewett Avenue in Port Richmond, officials said. The driver asked the suspect to put his mask on when he stepped onto the bus. The rider allegedly ignored her request and headed toward the back of the bus, according to an NYPD spokeswoman. The driver approached...
  • Watch: Bus Passenger 'Wears' Live Python as Face Mask

    09/21/2020 2:41:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | September 15, 2020
    Public transport bosses in northwest England on Tuesday clarified the rules on face coverings after a bus passenger was spotted with a snake around his neck and mouth. The commuter was spotted on a bus bound for Manchester on Monday, but fellow passengers initially believed he was wearing a colourful face covering, the Manchester Evening News reported. "At first I thought he had a really funky mask on, then he let it crawl around the hand rails," one witness was quoted as saying.
  • Abandoned bus made famous by 'Into The Wild'movie is airlifted from the Alaskan wildernessafter increasing numbers of tourists hadto be rescued and two drowned tryingto reach it

    06/19/2020 12:55:55 PM PDT · by libstripper · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2020 | Emer Scully
    A 1940s-era bus where a 24-year-old adventurer starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness has been removed after tourists died while trying to reach it. A US Army helicopter airlifted the vehicle from the spot just west of the Teklanika River, where it had been left to rust for more than half a century. The bus was made famous by Into The Wild, a book and film that told the story of Chris McCandless' death after he lived inside it for 114 days during the summer of 1992.
  • Metro bus crashes into pole in downtown Seattle; driver extricated

    06/13/2020 3:16:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 6/13/20 | KOMO News Staff
    SEATTLE - A Metro bus plowed into a car and pole Saturday morning on 3rd Avenue in downtown Seattle, trapping the driver and bashing in the front end of the bus, emergency officials said. One of the two occupants in the car was also injured. The lone passenger on the bus sustained very minor injuries, said Torie Rynning of King County Metro.. Officers and fire crews responded to the scene, at the Spring Street intersection, at about 9 a.m. after receiving reports of an accident involving a bus. The King County Metro bus was found against a pole. Crews worked...
  • Masks Not Required on Los Angeles Trains, Buses & Subways

    While face coverings are not required to ride Metro, we recommend all transit riders wear face coverings and/or masks on our buses and trains as well.
  • Metro Transit caps riders on buses, plans to reduce routes (Madison, Wisconsin)

    03/19/2020 1:45:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    WMTV 15 News via MSN ^ | 3/18/20 | Nick Viviani
    MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Madison’s Metro Transit won’t stop running during the coronavirus outbreak, but the bus service is drastically cutting back on the number of passengers who will be allowed on any given line and will eventually draw back the number of routes it runs in a day. Starting Wednesday, Metro Transit will cap the number of passengers allowed on the bus to 15 riders. It is asking people to take the bus for essential trips, for example: if they are going to work, a medical appointment, or the grocery store. In all other cases, passengers should try to...
  • One dead, five wounded in California Greyhound bus shooting, suspect in custody

    02/03/2020 6:52:33 AM PST · by Deo volente · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 3, 2020 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    One person was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the Bay Area early Monday, officials said. An unidentified man was taken into custody, according to California Highway Patrol communications supervisor Steve Loftus. Investigators have not determined a motive. Police began getting calls from passengers on the bus, traveling on Interstate 5, at about 1:30 a.m. local time, Loftus said. The bus had left Los Angeles about an hour earlier and following the shooting, the bus driver pulled off at the nearest exit, in Grapevine, south of Bakersfield. About...
  • Bus Carrying Covington Students Involved in Fatal Crash Following March for Life Rally

    01/25/2020 12:59:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | January 25, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Covington Catholic High School students are back in the news after a charter bus carrying a group of students and chaperones was involved in a fatal accident on its way back from the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. One person was reportedly killed and several more injured in the collision that took place Saturday morning. (Via WLWT-TV Cincinnati) According to witnesses on the scene, a southbound car somehow entered the northbound lanes of the highway, striking the charter bus head-on."I saw a car come across the median and head toward me," said Ricky Lynn, a witness who was...
  • Two Americans dead, five injured in Belize bus accident

    11/28/2019 6:21:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 11/28/2019 | Phil McCausland
    Jacqueline Abad, 53, and Sara Armijo, 51, were killed as they were traveling on a roadway to Belmopan City in a Grey Dodge passenger van as part of their Carnival Cruise trip, the Belize Police Department confirmed Thursday. Abad and Armijo's van struck a red Chevy SUV head on when it entered their lane to overtake another vehicle. Five other Americans were wounded in the crash, carrying injuries ranging from broken legs and arms to cuts, pelvic fractures, abrasions and dislocated knee caps. The three passengers in the red SUV, all Belizean, died on impact, police said. The driver of...
  • Port Authority (Pittsburgh) bus, with passenger on board, swallowed by massive sinkhole downtown

    10/28/2019 6:48:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 28, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - A Port Authority bus, with a passenger on board, was swallowed by a massive sinkhole Monday downtown. The bus fell into the giant sinkhole at 10th Street and Penn Avenue just before 8 a.m. The driver and a passenger were on board at the time, Port Authority officials said. The passenger was treated by paramedics, officials said. Witnesses tell Channel 11 the bus was at a red light when the street gave way and the bus fell into the hole.
  • Protestors gather outside Pres. Trump rally in Rio Rancho (New Mexico)

    09/16/2019 5:52:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KRQ-TV ^ | September 16, 2019 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Protesters have gathered about 100 feet away from the arena where President Trump will be speaking Monday night. The crowd has steadily grown in what’s been designated as the “Free Speech Zone” across the street from the entrance where Trump supporters are heading into the Sana Ana Star Center. So far, the protests have been peaceful, with people holding handmade anti-Trump signs. There has been some arguing back and forth with Trump’s supporters and some chanting. People in this crowd believe Trump will not win over New Mexico. “We’re all about love, we’re not about...
  • Woman dies in Alaska trying to reach famed ‘Into the Wild’ bus

    07/28/2019 5:30:49 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 38 replies ^ | July 27 2019 | reporter
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A newlywed woman from Belarus who was swept away by a river in Alaska was trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.” Veramika Maikamava, 24, and her husband, Piotr Markielau, also 24, on Thursday were heading for the bus where hiker Christopher McCandless met his death in 1992, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. The bus has been the source of multiple rescues since it was made famous, first by Jon Krakauer’s book published in 1996 and then by Sean Penn’s 2007 film. Both chronicled the life and death...
  • L.A. is hemorrhaging bus riders - worsening traffic and hurting climate goals

    07/01/2019 3:44:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/27/19 | LAURA J. NELSON
    **SNIP** Over the last decade, both Los Angeles County’s sprawling Metro system and smaller lines have hemorrhaged bus riders as passengers have fled for more convenient options — mostly, driving. Southern Californians are capitalizing on a stronger economy by buying cars in record numbers, experts say. They also point to half a dozen other factors putting pressure on bus systems, including falling immigration rates, rising rents that have pushed low-income families to more remote areas, and a law that allows immigrants in the country illegally to apply for driver’s licenses. Dropping ridership follows years of complaints about bus routes that...
  • LA Parking Attendant Convicted Of Trying To Blow Up Bus In Israel Lied To Obtain US Citizenship

    04/26/2019 2:51:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    cbs2la ^ | April 26, 2019 | Scott Glover,
    Vallmoe Shqaire, 51, a Palestinian-born Jordanian, was sentenced Friday in L.A. district court to nine months behind bars after pleaded guilty in January to illegally obtaining U.S. citizenship. Shqaire was given until May 28 to surrender to begin serving his time, but U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may take him into custody at any time based on the fact that his citizenship was revoked and he is under an immigration hold for deportation, attorneys said at the sentencing hearing. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter made clear that he would prefer that Shqaire — who is free on bond —...
  • African immigrant to Italy sets fire to bus full of children

    03/20/2019 8:27:46 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 66 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 03/20/19 | AP
    MILAN – Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a provincial highway, told the passengers to get off and then doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire. Italian media reported that the driver, an Italian of Senegalese origin, was immediately apprehended. The motive for the arson attack Thursday morning on the outskirts of Milan was unclear. An official told Sky TG24 that the middle school-age children alerted authorities, aiding a speedy emergency response. Twelve children and two adults were taken the hospital but authorities reported only one injury. Video showed firefighters dousing...