From Poland to the Adriatic
Could a school bus help keep the small town of Muttaburra alive? These residents think so
By Grace Nakamura
Residents want a daily bus service to Longreach, 120 kilometres away, to give their children access to an affordable education in the outback.
There's a clever new map showing changes in bus services in England and Wales, published by Friends of the Earth from research by University of Leeds. TLDR? It's got worse almost everywhere.
(And my area isn't the worst.)
h/t @ExeterObserver who also make connections with housing developments in their area.
The #bus charges will be implemented in stages for its four lines namely the Green, Purple, Red and Blue Line.
@stevenbodzin Columbus Ohio has a bus terminal, but it's built for the local transit buses, not for intercity buses with layovers: no indoor lounge, no bathrooms, no vending.
Greyhound relocated to a former gas station well outside of downtown, and that's been going excceptionally well: https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/columbus/columbus-seeks-to-declare-greyhound-bus-station-on-west-side-a-public-nuisance/
Revealed: #SaudiArabia’s grand plan to ‘hook’ poor countries on #oil
#Climate scientists say #fossilfuel use needs to fall rapidly – but oil-rich kingdom is working to drive up demand. The oil demand sustainability programme (#ODSP) but investigation obtained detailed information on plans to drive up the use of fossil fuel-powered #cars, #buses and #planes in #Africa and elsewhere, as rich countries increasingly switch to #cleanenergy. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/27/revealed-saudi-arabia-plan-poor-countries-oil #climatecrisis
Small-scale, impactful improvements to our built environment 🧱
Many thanks to BJC Healthcare for installing permanent benches at one of the highest-ridership stops in the city! We hope that future benches won't use hostile architecture.
While the local economy in Okinawa is on a recovery track after the COVID-19 downturn, finding a taxi is becoming increasingly difficult because of a shortage of drivers. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/27/japan/society/okinawa-taxi-labor-shortage/?utm_content=buffer5befa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #okinawa #cars #buses #aging #taxis
tl;dr: While there are improvements, it's still nowhere near where it needs to be. Response by @shadow and I.
I'm sure many other states are going through the same thing right now.
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council President Evan Glass will join other elected officials, community leaders and MCDOT for a “groundpainting” ceremony of dedicated bus lanes to kick off Phase 1 of the Great Seneca Transit Network at 10:15am on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.
#Volvo is buying bankrupt #Proterra’s #EV #battery business for $210M
Proterra‘s current remit is to transform medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles into EVs. Volvo makes #trucks, #buses, and construction equipment. This is going to accelerate Volvo Group’s battery-electric road map. Plus, it should work to #VolvoGroup’s benefit in some form when it comes to the “American-made” battery requirement in the Inflation Reduction Act for tax credits.
Hundreds of workers in #Bradford , Northern #England have uncertain futures as their employer has gone into administration (companies making #buses and vehicles for the #emergency services, which were expanding and hiring earlier this year...)
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s and partners’ transportation-related schedule changes for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24, has been released.
#transit #transportation #maryland #wmata #buses #trains #railcars #holiday #Thanksgiving #Thanks
Just in case we forgot, battery vehicles are massive. Battery bus fires are even more so. It was only a matter of time before something like this happens, and it has:
Reminder that battery powered buses are basically unusable in the real world. It is not an exaggeration to say that this concept has already been debunked. If you must have electric buses, it should be powered by overhead powerlines. If not, then you will have to buy something like hydrogen buses instead.
Philippines Buses & Jeepneys - Definitely more fun than a taxi...
If you're going to be using the Philippines buses & jeepneys to get around, check out these tips we picked up on the road.
The guy in the video is Tonton Pierrick, Pierrick Destraz of its real name. His father, Henri Destraz, is the famous – at least in the French speaking world – singer and songwriter Henri Dès.
Ideas like this video are a real swiss thing. We had years ago condoms all over the streets on ads boards. Some of them had explicit metaphors, other with part of the Kamasutra. They called the AIDS campaign "love life".
Hong Kong’s #MTR Corporation orders 35 electric Alexander Dennis Enviro500EV
MTR Corporation’s new fleet of zero-emission #buses will be delivered throughout 2025 and 2026.
Battery buses (BEBs) proving to be basically unusable in the real world. Many transit agencies have fully abandoned them. This is likely the fate of all battery powered buses. Bring on the #hydrogen buses, either as FCEVs or hydrogen combustion vehicles.
“A new organization is working to make #bikebuses a fixture of the global #transportation landscape by giving communities the tools to start their own —and fighting for policies to support even the littlest group-riders”
“#School #buses run on gas; #bike buses run on joy” https://usa.streetsblog.org/2023/11/09/advocates-united-to-start-a-worldwide-bike-bus-revolution #bicibus #bicycle #cycling #mobility #activetravel #children #advocacy
We at Providence Urbanist Network are not the only ones who have noted that the #RhodeIsland Department of Transportation's alleged Carbon Reduction Strategy is wholly inadequate to meet the demands of state law to reduce emissions.
It turns out that our attorney general holds the same view.
#London Bus Tender Awards: Route C1 Retained by RATP Dev London United With Single-Deck Electric #Buses
Dear editor | It doesn't need to be a question of market forces versus total renationalisation. Burnham’s model for public control of buses re-establishes the priority of a service in the interests of the public and not purely the market | Justin Enthoven
Olena Zelenska takes part in School Buses for Ukraine event
During the visit of President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen to Kyiv, a ceremony of handing over school buses took place. As part of the "School Buses for Ukraine" solidarity campaign initiated in the autumn of 2022 by Ursula #vonderLeyen and First Lady of Ukraine Olena #Zelenska, Ukrainian communities received over 370 school #buses.
Yesterday we at Providence Urbanist Network submitted our comments on the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's "Carbon Reduction Strategy."
In its current form, it's not a strategy to reduce #carbon. It's a strategy to avoid contributing to meeting the state's Act on Climate targets. It represents predatory delay.
Thanks to RMI for making the Shift Calculator publicly available.
Go North West and First #Manchester to run school bus services in phase two of the Bee Network roll out
#transport #england #UK #buses
Newcastle City Council, in partnership with Clear Channel UK, has placed the first ‘Living Roof’ bus shelter on Stamfordham Road, close to St James’ Retail Park.
#transport #buses #UK #England
Alexander Dennis unveils next-generation electric #buses offering more choice, more flexibility and more value with industry-leading energy throughput and warranties
#Transport #UK #electricvehicles
So Reece (@RM_Transit) in his latest video said Sydney's buses weren't as important as a Canadian city. So I felt compelled to do some Analytics -- I have a problem!
Sydney's buses are essential and competitive and move over 800,000 passengers per day. Although, the Average Daily Patronage per Month is still down on long term peak -- which is partly behaviour change and partly economic.
Good morning fellow Mastodon users, today I'm attempting something highly risky and may not pay off, to go to London from the home counties using nothing but buses and a national express coach to patch things up. This morning has already involved a tight connection due to delays and now I'm on a bus that theoretically should get me to my destination according to the driver but it's a risk that currently may not pay off. #travel #uk #buses
Free public transit day on Wednesday, October 4th in Southern California. #LosAngeles #transit #buses #trains https://ktla.com/news/california/california-transit-agencies-offering-free-rides-for-clean-air-day/
#Transport for #London Freedom of Information release:
When will the 64 route go electric?
"Our current expectations are that route 64 will convert to electric #buses early next year."
#TfL #zeroemission #cleanair #urbanism
I'm amazed to see that a high proportion of young people in the 16–20 age group participated in the #Superloop X34/SL1 & X183/SL10 consultations.
#LGBT #Transgender #Demographics #London #Urbanism #Transport #TfL #Transit #Buses #travel #lgbtq #statistics
Seems odd that "Public buses of Singapore" page on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_buses_of_Singapore) has a link to busarrivaltimes(dot)com in the "External links" section. It looks like a SEO-optimized page with an iframe to another site https://bus.dabase.com/ (by Kai Hendry).
Link was added by "JohnGrasp" on 12 Feb 2023 https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Public_buses_of_Singapore&diff=prev&oldid=1138905523
Locally controlled buses return to Manchester after 37 years
MCDOT announced earlier this week that it delivered more than five million rides on its Ride On bus transit system from March 2023 through June 2023, the last quarter of the 2023 Fiscal Year.
And #Musk even admitted that his #Hyperloop investments were just meant to sabotage #CHSR aka. #CaliforniaHighSpeedRail because like all #Car #industry members, he hates #PublicTransport because otherwise he'd invested in the building #Buses, #Trams and #Trains instead of #Tesla|s...
What is known to work is to make #PublicTransport work...
Because even the most space-and resource-efficient low-occupancy vehicle will get sqashed by #EconomyOfScale a working #MassTransit system with #Buses, #Trams and #Metros can do without even changing much of it's core workings...
#Transport for #London Freedom of Information release:
Improving future zero-emission bus designs in response to comments made by customers
"#TfL’s newly ordered #buses now include a range of enhanced customer features, including USB sockets and high back seats."
The first 50 of our new zero emission electric #BeeNetwork buses are now in Greater Manchester ready to be rolled out for customers from 24 September!
‘Encouraging greater interaction and kindness on London #buses’. Read our findings and impact report - Neighbourly Lab
On 28th August 1963, it was announced that there would be no more employment discrimination on the buses in Bristol.
The decision came after Black people came together in a protest known as the Bristol Bus Boycott over the refusal of the Bristol Omnibus Company to employ non-white people.
In Monterey County, we're in midst of #CarWeek (Aug 11-20).
#Monterey police are upping traffic patrols, as #MontereyCountyWeekly reported. Trucks are no exception. https://www.montereycountyweekly.com/blogs/news_blog/monterey-police-are-upping-traffic-patrols-during-car-week/article_183ae340-387f-11ee-94ce-e3f59dbbf295.html
Bicycles temporarily restricted in #PebbleBeach, Aug 19-20: https://bikemonterey.org/biking-17-mile-drive.html
Bicycle Riding Skills, Bike #Safety, and CA Bicycle #Laws—for #Children, #Teens, and Adults: https://bikemonterey.org/tips-for-tourists/personal-safety
#Biking on #sidewalks, plus examples of ordinances from Monterey County: https://bikemonterey.org/biking-on-sidewalks-plus-examples-of-ordinances-from-monterey-county-california.html
ANDAR EN #BICICLETA EN LAS ACERAS además de ejemplos de ordenanzas del #CondadoDeMonterey, California https://bikemonterey.org/andar-en-bicicleta-en-las-aceras-ademas-de-ejemplos-de-ordenanzas-del-condado-de-monterey-california.html
Questions? Feel free to phone us. https://bikemonterey.org/contact-me
Move people, not vehicles. 🚍
#ActOnClimate #ClimateChange #Stopmethaneemissions #deforestation #RenewableEnergy #energy #FossilFuels #ActNow #environment #EndFossilCrimes #ClimateCrisis #Science #warming #Nature #climate #development #gasemissions #ClimateEmergency #climatecrisis #wildlife #ClimateAction #photo #photography #GlobalWarming #pollution #news #earth #amazon #transport #Cycling #bus #buses #publictransport #car
#Buses should be at the heart of public policy. Instead the government panders to motorists while local routes vanish
Welcome new mastodon friends!
St. Louis Urbanist is an organization dedicated to improving the urban infrastructure of our city by supporting public transit and fighting car over-reliance.
We have a monthly meeting every 2nd weekend, check the above links for info!
UK petition: Nationalise all public transport and make it free for everyone at all times
Sign petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/639987
Track signatures: https://petition-track.uk/check-petition/639987
Closing date: 26 December 2023
You can sign if you live in the UK (regardless of citizenship) or if you're a UK citizen (regardless of where you live).
A bus stop in Penang, Malaysia, shaped like a street car / tram, Chowrasta Market.
Interestingly, Chowrasta is also the name of a public square in Darjeeling, West Bengal. For many years during colonial rule, Penang and Calcutta had strong ties as the most important administrative centres of the British empire in the east. So there's a lot of influence between both places.
(Ricoh GR III)
I grew up riding public #buses in San Antonio, in an area that saw hourly bus service and now only does on-demand. My first bit of advocacy was when I was in 9th or 10th grade, asking VIA to change the bus schedule so the bus didn't come 5 minutes before the end of school.
I loved buses, I just hated waiting for buses.
Anyway, I've signed some paperwork so that it's probably official enough...I start as Senior Product Manager of the #MBTA bus dispatching app, Skate, in a month. 🥳:mbta_bus2:
There has been a very significant increase in the number of people cycling to work in Ireland. In fact, the numbers have recovered to the levels from 1986. There has also been an 88% increase in primary school children cycling to school from 2016. And despite a lot of people working from home, bus use has also increased.
“The car is the consumer economy on wheels: atomizing, competitive, inhuman—and implicitly racist, hiving people off to segregated communities—while the subway and the train are communal zendos. Good people ride #bicycles and #buses; bad people ride in ever-bigger #cars.”
If you're in NYC on June 10, be sure to stop by the Emily Warren Roebling Plaza in Brooklyn Bridge Park to get a free ride in one of the vintage buses from the last 90 years of transit history.
Present & Correct shared some papercraft vehicles from London that were printed in the 1960s. The bus and mail van are particularly attractive.
"Will the €600m Bus Connects Cork plan deliver us from gridlock, with its 129km of new bus and bike lanes along 12 strategic transport corridors?
"Unlikely, but it could be a big step in the right direction. As the plan has not yet reached its second round of public consultation, it is still a long way off and the city cannot afford to wait." https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/commentanalysis/arid-41047103.html #Cork #Buses #CyclingInfrastructure
Private cars versus public transport and active travel - letter to Irish Times from @ccferrie https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/2023/01/10/private-cars-and-public-transport-system/ #CycleLanes #buses #cars
Great coverage from 853 on @sianberry’s report on better ways to use the Silvertown Tunnel which I helped research. https://853.london/2022/12/20/revive-old-greenwich-tram-plan-for-silvertown-tunnel-mayor-urged/
Cycling past the worksite for a year doesn’t half give you a new appreciation of the opportunity cost of not considering some alternatives, even now! #London #publictransport #climate #cycling #urbanism #greenwich #newham #buses #tfl #infrastructure
I think this means redoing my #introduction
Have some hashtags:
#Lego #Baking #UX #UI #Agile
#Cheese #VintageTech #Design
#Trains #Buses #OldTelly #Floof
Relocated from the UK to Madeira, PT about 2 years ago. Talking to me normally means you'll want to come here too :D
If you’re looking for long form content, I also write (inconsistently) over at https://justjensen.co