* Unitrans tests modern double-deck busDavis,CAL,USA -The California Aggie Online, by Marion Everidge -23 Jan 2006: Vintage London double-deck buses have operated in Davis since 1968 as a city icon. Looking toward the future, Unitrans is testing a modern model for possible service operation... Students urged to provide feedback...* Transit officials look to hybrid busesMontreal,QUE,Canada -The Gazette, by MICHELLE LaLONDE -Jan 22, 2006: Montreal's transit authority will buy 14 hybrid buses in 2007 but would like to have the cleaner and more economical vehicles on city roads sooner, says the vice-chairperson of the Montreal Transit Corp... But Quebec manufacturer Nova can't have vehicles on the market before 2007, Rotrand complains...* 1 in 4 feels scared travelling on buses and trains at night
Glasgow,Scotland,UK -Glasgow Evening Times -17 Jan 2006: More than one in four people feels scared on a bus or train in Glasgow in the evening... A study into public transport across Scotland found 28% of passengers in the city did not feel safe using buses at night. And 26% said they didn't feel safe from crime on trains...* Mississinewa reports interest, 'on new Schools buses ' GAS CITY,Marion,IN,USA -Marion Chronicle Tribune, by KATIE ALBRIGHT -17 Jan 2006: Mississinewa Community Schools earned more than $90,000 in interest in 2005, according to the district's Board of Finance investment report, presented Monday night after the regular school board meeting... The board approved the purchase of two new passenger buses and a special needs bus through Midwest Transit Equipment of Indiana Inc., Whitestown...* Mini bus service: HC order to RTOs
Madurai,Chennai,India -Chennai Online - Jan 18, 2005: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today directed Road Transport Officers (RTOs) in Madurai district to grant permission within eight weeks to mini bus operators to operate the services on various routes based on seniority of applications... The eight-cylinder, 66-passenger buses will be purchased for a net price, after trade in, of $102,108, and the special needs bus will be purchased for $37,206, for a total of roughly $139,000...* Volvo buses join BMTC fleet
Karnataka,Bangalore,Chennai,India-The Hindu -18 Jan 2006: Three low-floor Volvo buses joined the fleet of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) here on Tuesday marking a beginning in revolutionising the urban transport system in the country... Fully air-conditioned Volvo buses are Euro-III compliant... Gold pass scheme to be introduced... Cauvery bus used for city ride replaced...* LTFRB phasing out old buses
Manila,Philippines -Tempo -18 Jan 2006: ... Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) urged yesterdaybus operators to comply with the phase-out program for 15-year-old public utility buses ...* Passenger drowns as bus plunges through ice in Siberia
MOSCOW,Russia -RIA Novosti -Jan 19, 2006: One person has drowned after a bus plunged through ice covering a Siberian river, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Thursday... All the other 20 passengers of the privately-owned bus have been rescued, said Vladimir Berdnikov, the chief spokesman for the ministry's Siberian department...* Livonia leaves SMART bus line
LIVONIA,Detroit,MI,USA -The Detroit News, by Catherine Jun -Jan 19, 2006: The Livonia City Council voted Wednesday night to withdraw from the regional suburban bus system in the fall and put a local transportation service in its place... The motion comes months after the city's voters approved a referendum for a replacement transit system, paving the way for Livonia to exit SMART, the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation...* Board considers replacing school buses
Pittsburgh,PA,USA -Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, by Genea Webb -Jan 19, 2006: Students in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District may be riding new buses to school in the near future... The board last week voted 8-1 to look into adopting a capitol replacement schedule reducing the age of its 93-vehicle bus fleet over a five-year period...* FAW ties up with private manufacturer to produce buses
China -AWKnowledge (UK) -19 Jan, 2006: FAW's first joint venture with a private manufacturer was set up on 17 January. FAW Bus (Chengdu) Corp. is a 50:50 joint venture between FAW and Chengdu-based Anda Special Vehicle Company... In 2006, the venture plans to produce and sell 3,000 buses...* Call for competition on city bus routes
Dublin,Ireland -Ireland Online -20 Jan 2006: Opening Dublin’s bus system to competing operators could lead to a huge leap in the number of people using public transport, it was claimed today... Fine Gael Transport Spokeswoman Olivia Mitchell said allowing new companies to enter the market would provide more buses and more routes for a greater number of passengers in the city...* Boss urges town to get on the buses
London,UK -Bucks Free Press, by Paul Leat -20 Jan 2006: CALLS are being made to bring buses up to speed in time for Wycombe's new town centre redevelopment... Steve Burns co-owner of bus company Carousel in Baker Street, High Wycombe, said: "We should be encouraging people in Wycombe to get out of their cars, but at the moment, I'm not sure if there are even any plans for more bus lanes. More people should be using buses because of the traffic and the environment"...* KC buses get more riders
Kansas City,MO,USA -The Kansas City Star, by BRAD COOPER -22 Jan 2006: All three area transit agencies report increases...
With gas prices climbing to new heights last year, more people across the metro area turned to the bus for transportation, new figures show... The ATA reported a 5.6 percent increase in average weekday ridership, snapping a three-year decline that began in 2002. The ATA’s ridership had declined four of the previous five years...* Count them in: NJ Transit tallies riders
TOMS RIVER,NJ,USA -Ocean County Observer, by Lawrence Meegan -19 Jan 2006: NJ Transit officials were taking a head count yesterday morning of the riders who take their express buses to New York City... Bus ridership in the first quarter of fiscal year 2006 increased to 39.6 million trips, an increase of 3.1 percent over the same period last year. The largest gain (5 percent to 7 percent) was in the lines serving New York City. NJ Transit now carries more than 531,000 customers on a typical weekday...* Most mass transit riders in 3 years
Pittsburgh, Penn,USA - The Pittsburgh Business Times -Jan 20, 2006: The Port Authority of Allegheny County said nearly 70 million people used its buses, light rail lines and incline in 2005, the highest number in three years. The number represented a 2.2 percent increase from 2004, while the average weekday light rail ridership was 25,187, its best in eight years... Weekday use of mass transit in the Pittsburgh area has risen for 16 straight months...