Articles tagged “bus”

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Mexico’s InterCity Bus Service Gets High Marks

Mexico’s InterCity Bus Service Gets High Marks

Brian J. Cantwell, Seattle Times

Contrary to stereotypes, Mexico's intercity bus service is modern and an affordable way to get around the country.

6 years ago

Scottish Bus Service Streams Content Directly to Riders’ Devices with New App

Scottish Bus Service Streams Content Directly to Riders’ Devices with New App

Rhiannon Williams, The Daily Telegraph

Riders are more likely to use 3G or 4G service to read the websites or apps they already like than download an app to access First Aberdeen's limited selection of entertainment.

6 years ago

Five Travel Startups That Connect Travel Companies and Their Customers

6 years ago

U.S. Government Says Intercity Buses Must Have Seat Belts by 2016

U.S. Government Says Intercity Buses Must Have Seat Belts by 2016

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

A series of deadly accidents finally pushed the U.S. government to pass the long-contested mandate, which the nation's nearly 30,000 buses opposed for years due to extra installation costs.

7 years ago

Greyhound and Megabus Competition Tightens on Long-Distance Bus Travel

Greyhound and Megabus Competition Tightens on Long-Distance Bus Travel

Sam McManis, Sacramento Bee

Don't dismiss bus travel as an anachronism: Wi-Fi and power outlets and super-cheap prices are making bus travel an option for both the experiential- and frugal-minded.

7 years ago

America’s Relaxed Bus Safety Reviews Have Deadly Consequences

America’s Relaxed Bus Safety Reviews Have Deadly Consequences

Jeff Plungis, Bloomberg

The agency the runs reviews says that it's shutting down unprecedented numbers of companies. Maybe limiting the number of companies operating on the highways could be a good ide.

7 years ago

Corporate Shuttle Service RidePal Attracts $3.2 Million in Funding

Reuters

Here's a startup that's filling a need, and it already has revenue. RidePal provides a service that isn't just about wheels as it can also help Silicon Valley companies attract and retain talent.

7 years ago

Bus Safety Improved During a Decade of the ‘Roadcheck’ Inspection Program

Bus Safety Improved During a Decade of the ‘Roadcheck’ Inspection Program

Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

The rise of low-cost bus routes in the Northeast, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest has produced a Renaissance, of sorts, that luckily regulators are at least trying to keep up with.

7 years ago

Smart Ticketing Propels UK Bus Company Profits

Smart Ticketing Propels UK Bus Company Profits

Chris Jasper, Bloomberg

This company's successs shows that the British are more quick to accept "smart ticketing" than expected, which could have implications for much more of the industry there, and worldwide.

7 years ago

Tragic Bus Crash Kills At Least 39 People in Southern Italy

Tragic Bus Crash Kills At Least 39 People in Southern Italy

Tom Kington, The Daily Telegraph

The deaths of these families returning from religious pilgrimages and vacation can, unfortunately, be added to an already long list of international transport accidents that have plagued this summer's busy travel season.

7 years ago

The 20 Most and Least Expensive Cities to Take Sightseeing Bus Tours

The 20 Most and Least Expensive Cities to Take Sightseeing Bus Tours

Sophie Christie, The Daily Telegraph

A tourist can pay $43 to see 12 sites in Miami or, for the same amount, see 24 sites in London proving that no bus tours are created equal; still the bright buses remain one of the fastest ways to take in all the major attractions of a city in a single day.

7 years ago

Budget bus lines spur Greyhound to improve service, upgrade fleet

Budget bus lines spur Greyhound to improve service, upgrade fleet

Ellen Creager , Detroit Free Press

Megabus (which is owned by Coach USA) and its Greyhound-owned competitor Boltbus have taken the low-cost carrier model to the highways with an interesting twist: The old-school bus companies are learning from the budget lines and improving service overall.

7 years ago