April 2011 - BUSRide

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Homeless man uses bus after bank robbery

Tampa, FL police arrested 27-year-old Elmer McGuirt on Thursday after he allegedly robbed a Wachovia bank and made his getaway on a public bus.

Peter Pan, Greyhound launch new Baltimore/NYC routes

Beginning May 10, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound will offer eight express round trips a day between Baltimore and New York, with fares starting at $1.

Greyhound contracts for 61 Prevost coaches

Prevost has signed a contract with Greyhound for an order of 61 of its 50-seat X3-45 motorcoaches.

Congresswoman Johnson: TX bus enforcement being stepped up

By Glenn Swain With inspectors busily making surprise inspections on tour buses across the nation after a rash of accidents in the Northeast this spring, more focus is being directed at how local law enforcement can decrease the number of bad or illegal bus companies that are putting passengers at risk. Texas Democratic Congresswoman Eddie […]

Negriff retiring as Big Blue Bus director

Stephanie Negriff, the director of transit services for Santa Monica, CA-based Big Blue Bus will retire in October.

North Dakota bans texting while driving

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has signed a new law banning texting while driving.

Ordained minister bus driver settles lawsuit against CARTS

A bus driver fired from the Austin, TX-based Capital Area Rural Transportation System for refusing an assignment to drive passengers to a Planned Parenthood clinic has reached a settlement with the transit agency.

Armored buses await Obama, Biden, 2012 candidates

For the 2012 Presidential election season, President Obama and other high-profile government officials and candidates will be traveling the country meeting voters in customized armored buses.

Picknelly: ‘We support requirements to include seatbelts on new buses’

Peter Picknelly, president and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines, says pending legislative safety proposals will affect the bus industry, mainly around the subject of seat belts.