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Category: Bus History

When Do Schools Stop Using Buses?

There are almost 500,000 school buses out on the road all across the U.S. every year. These buses are used to pick kids up and take them to school before picking them back up and returning them home. They’re also used to transport athletic teams and to take school children on field trips. School buses are made to last for a long time while making it easy for school districts to get students wherever they need to be in the safest manner possible. How Long do Schools Uses Their Buses For? School bus companies don’t keep these buses around forever,… Read more »

Riding in Style: Buses Designed like Trains

Here’s good news: the number of passengers who use Amtrak train services in the state of Nevada has increased 19.9 percent from 2015. Here’s even better news for our industry: public bus transportation is still reigning king, with a 48 percent increase in vehicle miles traveled between 2000 and 2015, the largest upsurge in the nation. This statistic added to our thought pool of imponderables: would these numbers climb even more if buses were designed like trains? The idea has been done before. In the 1990s, architect Doug Suisman took a dig at the social stigma surrounding public transportation by… Read more »

Five Accounts Bus Geeks Should Follow on Instagram

Buses are cool, just ask any social media influencer on Instagram; they have both nostalgic and new wave appeal, lending the savvy users of Instagram some creative inspiration. Check out our list of five must-follow Instagram accounts for the autobus-loving geeks of the world.   LA Metro (@metrolosangeles): LA Metro links everything from trolley rides through Venice to bus routes toward Dodger Stadium. Each backdrop is beautifully tinged with the colors of a Californian sunset. SEPTA (@septaphilly): This is the official Instagram account of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, and they pride themselves on providing a glimpse into the shared travels… Read more »

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