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21.4.15

LUXURY BUSES SERVICE * USA: Complaints - * New Zealand's: Transformeds in mobile art galleries

* California - Luxe transit startup prioritises coffee over disabled access, says complaint


-- Former transit employee says Leap’s bus line violates the law by operating without providing alternatives for people in wheelchairs... A luxury bus line in San Francisco has been accused of removing access for people with disabilities in favor of a coffee bar, according to a complaint filed by former city transit employee Chris Pangilinan, who has used a wheelchair for most of his life... Pangilinan filed his complaint against Leap, a transportation startup, with the Justice Department, alleging that the company violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by operating publicly available vehicles without providing alternatives for people in wheelchairs. He also said he was looking at other companies that appeared not to comply with the law... 
 (Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP - Leap luxury buses in San Francisco. A commuter works as he rides one of Leap’s luxury buses in San Francisco)  --  San Francisco, CAL, USA - The Guardian, bySam Thielman - 18 April 2015


* Wellington - Buses transformed into mobile art galleries

(Photos by Cameron Burnell/Fairfax NZ - One of the Go Wellington buses that have been transformed into mobile art exhibitions, featuring photographs of architecture and landscapes from across the Wellington region)
  -- One of the Go Wellington buses that have been transformed into mobile art exhibitions, featuring photographs of architecture and landscapes from across the Wellington region... Wellington's art scene can be difficult to avoid – especially now it has invaded the city's buses... NZ Bus has teamed up with the Hutt Camera Club to transform two Go Wellington buses into art exhibitions on wheels... Photographs of architecture and landscapes from across the Wellington region will adorn the ceilings of both buses, offering passengers a bit more to look at than just the person playing games on their smartphone next to them... Tonia Haskell, chief operating officer for NZ Bus' southern region, said the Art on Buses initiative was designed to make bus journeys a little brighter and showcase some amazing photographs at the same time... The two mobile art exhibitions hit the capital's streets on Friday... The initiative will run as long as it is popular with passengers. NZ Bus is also open to the idea of expanding it to include other forms of art on buses, such as poetry, Haskell said...

(Photo: The artwork that now adorns some Go Wellington buses) 
... Art on the Bus is part of NZ Bus' Better On Bus campaign, which has been running since September... The campaign features characters to cut down on annoying habits like playing loud music, having your feet on the seats, and talking loudly on cellphones... 
Wellington, NZ - Stuff / Motoring, by MICHAEL FORBES - April 19 2015

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