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17 Sep 14 - Travel Bus News
Free bus passes for pensioners are too successful to cut
Taxpayers in Britain spend more than £1 billion a year providing free bus travel. Mostly used by pensioners, some disabled people qualify for this concessionary travel, and there are fears that an austerity-driven government will cut back on the passes.
Kenya bus crash: Two Australians killed as tourist coach rolls into river on ...
Two Australians are dead and more than a dozen injured after a tourist bus crashed into a river in Kenya en route to a game reserve.
Bus Travel Times Irk Pupils, Parents in Lower Township
NORTH WILDWOOD - Dianne Mahon wants to know why her 7-year-old son Andrew, a student at Cape Trinity Catholic School, is getting up for school at least 30 minutes earlier this year and arriving home in Lower Township at least 30 minutes later than ...
Bus travel expenses are becoming an issue
The bus fares that took effect on Monday, Sept. 15, hurt students who rely on public transportation to get back and forth to school.
Store your luggage, hop on a bus
“Time permitting, visitors in transit at OR Tambo airport can travel by Gautrain directly from the airport to Park Station, catch the bus to enjoy a glimpse of Johannesburg before returning to the airport,” says Claus Tworeck, CEO of City Sightseeing ...
Help available for people new to bus travel
That's why the agency established its Travel Training program to dispel the mystery surrounding bus travel. Veronica Marti is C-TRAN's full-time trainer and will meet a new prospective rider at his or her home and ride to that person's destination with ...
Heed the Knee Defenders: Planes, Trains and Bus Travel Pains
Hidden behind the more serious conflicts like Barack Obama vs. the Islamic State or the NFL vs. Every Possible Scandal has been a strange outbreak in the sky that has turned pilots into frustrated fathers, looking over their shoulders shouting, “If you ...
Kenya bus crash: Survivor speaks of 'remarkable help' offered when bus rolled ...
A Melbourne woman who survived a serious road accident in Kenya has told of the moment a tour bus rolled and killed two other Australians.
Getting the bus or train to work makes us happier than driving, study finds
It was found that the likelihood of reporting being constantly under strain or unable to concentrate were at least 13 per cent higher for those participants who used car travel, when compared to active travel. The researchers said that commuting by bus ...
Naked bus trip turns into a nightmare in New Zealand
The 37 travellers were stripped of their sleep - and patience - when their Naked Bus was overwhelmed with fumes just after midnight, forcing them out into the cold, the New Zealand Herald reported.
Discounted bus travel plans for youngsters
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said: “Liberal Democrats are committed to building a stronger economy and a fairer society, enabling people to get on in life, which is why we are introducing a Young Person's Bus Pass which will cover at least two thirds of ...
Bus travel improved for the blind
Ian Craig, chief executive of Transport for Edinburgh, said: "We are determined to play our part in breaking down barriers that prevent people from travelling. "All of our buses are low-floor easy access and our newest buses all have next-stop ...
Scrapping free bus passes for older people would 'cost over £1.7bn a year'
The independent study was carried out for Greener Journeys - a national campaign to promote sustainable travel - amid fears that the austerity-driven government may not sustain current funding for the bus pass, available to the over-60s and disabled.
How The Backpacker became The Creepy Old Man on a European bus tour
I met my young travel buddies at a hostel in Istanbul, where we stood around on a warm Turkish morning for a quick headcount before piling onto the bus and beginning our journey to Gallipoli for the tour's first stop. It's standard on trips like these ...
Contactless payments and London travel: your questions answered
The system has been already been in use on London buses for more than a year. The process is fast and easy. All you have to do is tap your contactless card over the yellow card reader to make the payment.
Free bus passes under threat and the pensioners who are fighting back
Meet the “ladies who bus” - pensioners Linda, Jo and Mary who use their bus pass to travel around every part of London.
Commuters frustrated as Opal card replaces paper tickets and causes delays
“I can travel the train OK, but I have to go buy a ticket for my bus,” he said. “If I have to do that all the time its going to make me late and its going to cost me more.
Bus helps patients travel with a smile
Driving the patient transport bus - funded for the past five years by the 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer - the St Helens Park man picks up and drops off cancer patients for the gruelling treatments.
Harried Travelers Take the Bus
Experts say corporate time constraints, leaner travel budgets and environmental awareness are also contributing to the rise of executive buses. “The stigma for bus travel has evaporated,” says Joseph P. Schwieterman, director of the Chaddick Institute ...
Two-year wait for seat belts on buses
“Contract A school buses travelling to Bendalong, Conjola and the southern Shoalhaven areas are included in the NSW Government's 10 year program and have been identified for replacement commencing in the 2016/17 financial year,” Mrs Hancock said.
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