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4 months 2 weeks ago

District 11 Searching for More Bus Drivers

School District 11 in Colorado Springs is experiencing a bus driver shortage. They're searching for 30 more drivers by the beginning of next school year. District 11's Operations Manager, Cheryl Weaver, says the job is part time. They guarantee four hours per day and offer full benefits. She hopes...

1 year 5 months ago

Two dead after bus crash near Dallas

At least two people are dead and more than a dozen others are injured after a charter bus crashed near Dallas, Texas. The accident happened yesterday as a private charter bus was traveling on the President George Bush Turnpike. It took emergency crews about an hour to remove more than...

2 years 6 months ago

Propane bus being tested for D 11

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs School District 11 is testing a school bus this year that is powered by propane. District officials say they will evaluate its performance, reliability and fiscal viability as a potential alternative to school buses that run on gasoline and diesel. Colorado Springs television...

3 years 3 weeks ago

NYC to halt subways and buses ahead of Irene

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Commuter transit systems in New York, New Jersey and outside Philadelphia will shut down because of Hurricane Irene. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says public transportation in New York City will shut down Saturday at about noon. According to the governor's office, the Metropolitan Transit...

3 years 1 month ago

Bus crash in New York

WHITNEY POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a tour bus mainly carrying Polish tourists was going too fast during a downpour when it crashed and flipped over on an upstate New York highway, leaving 30 people with minor injuries. State police Sgt. William Ramsing says 14 people were treated...

3 years 1 month ago

One dollar per ride per kid

That's exactly what Falcon School District 49 is charging kids to take a bus to school. The district didn't have the funding for buses anymore, as was decided in January of this year. As Director of Transportation for Falcon School District, Cindy Hardin, says, "The board completely cancelled...

3 years 1 month ago

Bus-tractor trailer crash

WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) - State police say at least 20 people are hospitalized after a tour bus and tractor-trailer collided on Interstate 90 in central New York. Sgt. Thomas Burroughs says the bus carrying about 50 people caught fire after the 1:30 a.m. crash Friday near Waterloo. Both vehicles...

3 years 3 months ago

Man arrested for fighting on bus

Colorado Springs Police have arrested a man for fighting on a commercial bus. Officers say Edwin Potts was harassing a woman. When another male tried to intervene, Potts grabbed the man by the throat and threatened to kill him. He was taken into custody for two counts of...

3 years 3 months ago

Four dead in bus accident, driver charged

BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) - State police have charged the driver of a bus that overturned in Virginia, killing four people and injuring more than 50. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Sky Express driver 37-year-old Kin Yiu Cheng is charged with reckless driving and is being held at an area...

3 years 3 months ago

25 injured when bus flips

BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) - Hospitals in central Virginia say at least 25 people were injured when a commercial tour bus flipped over on Interstate 95, killing four people. It's unclear how many were on the bus, which can hold 59 passengers. Three hospitals report a total of 25...

3 years 3 months ago

Bus crash kills 4 in Virginia

BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) - The Virginia State Police says four people are dead and there are multiple injuries after a tour bus overturned on Interstate 95 in central Virginia. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the commercial tour bus ran off the road before dawn Tuesday and turned...

3 years 4 months ago

Woman dragged by bus in Atlanta

A police report released Tuesday sheds new light on a bizarre incident involving an Atlanta bus driver and a 62-year-old passenger who claims she was dragged. According to Atlanta Police, Lettie Robinson was getting off a bus at her usual stop, near the corner of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard...

3 years 5 months ago

50 buses from District 49 encircle Capitol

DENVER (AP) - School buses from a Colorado Springs-area district have circled the state Capitol to make a statement about proposed education budget cuts. About 50 buses from Falcon School District 49 circled the state Capitol on Thursday with messages for lawmakers considering cutting education funding. The messages included...

3 years 6 months ago

Some Saturday bus service restored

Mountain Metropolitan Transit will restore limited Saturday bus service to some routes beginning March 12. Saturday service will be restored to routes 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 9 (UCCS only), 12, 14 and 25. The outlying Saturday service start time will be approximately 6:30 a.m. and the end time...

3 years 8 months ago

FREX to run through 2011

The FrontRange Express, commonly called FREX, has been funded through the end of 2011. The Colorado Springs City Council approved funding for the bus service last week. FREX buses run between Colorado Springs and Denver, hauling about 350 riders each day, each way. FREX service will maintain its...

3 years 9 months ago

Marijuana bus ads bother cops

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana conference ads on Denver-area buses have law enforcement groups complaining they promote illegal drug use. The ads for this weekend's KushCon "cannabis lifestyle" convention in Denver are believed to be the first marijuana-related advertising on public transit anywhere in the country. The ads say "Have...

3 years 10 months ago

Pueblo to get new interstate bus service

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas officials say bus service will begin Nov. 9 between Salina and Wichita and from Wichita through southwest Kansas and into Colorado. The Department of Transportation says it's using about $2 million to help Wichita-based Prestige Bus Lines buy new buses and cover expenses associated...

4 years 3 weeks ago

7 tourists killed on hijacked bus

A 12-hour hostage stand-off on a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday, with officials saying at least seven Chinese tourists were dead along with the disgruntled ex-policeman who seized their vehicle in a bid to get his job back. At least six captives survived, four of whom were...

4 years 1 month ago

NTSB investigating deadly school bus accident

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are in Missouri to look at the horrific interstate crash that killed a 15-year-old girl on a school bus and the driver of another vehicle. NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hunt said Friday that investigators will look into school bus safety and construction...

4 years 2 months ago

Wrong-way Denver RTD bus driver suspended

The Denver-area transit district says it has suspended one of its bus drivers for allegedly going the wrong way in an express lane on a downtown freeway. The Regional Transportation District says no passengers were on the bus. No collisions were reported. The driver's name hasn't been released. ...

4 years 4 months ago

Bus accident sends 10 to hospital

A school bus accident Thursday afternoon on Fort Carson sent 10 to the hospital. It happened near Gate 2 around 12:30 p.m. Students from Mountainside Elementary were returning from a field trip. The school reported a car made a u-turn and hit the front of the bus. Nine students...

4 years 4 months ago

School bus accident on Ft. Carson

A school bus accident on Ft. Carson sent several students to the hospital Thursday afternoon. It happened around 12:35 p.m. near gate two. Students from Mountain Side Elementary school were returning from a field trip, when school officials say a car made a u-turn and hit the front of the...

4 years 4 months ago

No Mountain Metro Transit on Memorial Day

Mountain Metropolitan Transit will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st and will resume regular operations Tuesday, June 1st. This includes Mountain Metro fixed-route bus service, Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service, and FrontRange Express (FREX) and Ute Pass Express commuter services. Remaining holiday closures for 2010 include Labor Day and...

4 years 4 months ago

Silver Key needs volunteer drivers

Silver Key Senior Services has expanded Ft. Carson Army Post rides, for veterans and their dependents ages 60 and older, by adding two more dedicated routes to the schedule because of increased demand. Each Monday, beginning on May 10, 2010, Silver Key will offer morning or afternoon round-trip travel to...

4 years 4 months ago

Students track alleged bus groper

Los Angeles schoolgirls have been complaining for months to deputies patrolling transit lines about a man who allegedly had fondled, groped and felt them up while they road buses to and from school. Deputies have been searching high and low for the man. Thursday morning the manhunt ended...

4 years 4 months ago

Bus passenger questioned over threat

Police evacuated all but one person from a bus Thursday after a passenger reported an explosive device on board. The remaining passenger was being questioned on board the bus. Police say someone on the bus carrying 17 passengers called authorities about the suspected explosive device, leading police to surround...

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