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Old December 22nd, 2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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MISC | Yellow School Buses


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No wonder kids become rowdy riding these school busses. Their transport's the worst. Passengers bounce up and down to short, tall waves riding these things, easily covering a two-feet height in just several forward inches. Plus no share of collision-proofing is apparent in the decades' worth of successive models: doesn't the model look as though it'd easily splinter in a flash of a crash? A parent recently confessed to me the fearfulness for the child's safety riding those things.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 01:30 AM   #2
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Ah, the cheese bus.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 03:27 AM   #3
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Maybe the USA should follow Australia and use city buses for school services?
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 03:39 AM   #4
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^We do, the schools issues free public transit cards, only usable during the school days and can only be used 3 times. it depends on where you live though. You have to live at least a mile away from the school to be able to receive the card.

This is in NY dunno about other cities.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 05:29 AM   #5
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 08:06 AM   #6
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^We do, the schools issues free public transit cards, only usable during the school days and can only be used 3 times. it depends on where you live though. You have to live at least a mile away from the school to be able to receive the card.

This is in NY dunno about other cities.
No a mile is the standard across the US , if you want it for free otherwise you pay. But the Majority of parents make there kids walk or ride there bikes to school.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 02:41 PM   #7
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Maybe the USA should follow Australia and use city buses for school services?
It depends on the school district. In the metro I live in some districts use city buses, others do not. Gillig manufactured both a school and a city model based on the same Gillig Phantom, but they stopped making that in 1993. Blue Bird makes both transit and school bus versions of the All American bus, and the district I live in uses both.

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Old December 23rd, 2010, 12:23 PM   #8
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We dont have any kind of school bus system. Children go to school the way they can make it. But local public transport companies do have different school-day and non-school-day timetables.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 06:14 PM   #9
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In Turkey every school has school bus but they are not yellow
A school garden which is full of school buses.

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Old December 27th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #10
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this first pic of yellow bus reminds me of school days.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 04:58 PM   #11
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there are some of these in the uk. most school buses are buses like the above but not yellow
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Old February 5th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #12
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The appearance of this one nears the intercity coach models by which I'd mostly been bussed (roundtrips of 20 & 2½ miles respectively, '70s & '80s)




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there are some of these in the uk. most school buses are buses like the above but not yellow
On the shorter of my roundtrips, this is the model they'd bus us in when, although seldom, the other nearby route had to be merged with ours (homebound rides only).

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I can't remember the statistic exactly that canadian radio's touched upon now and then the past few years: it`s something like 20 or 30 years ago 10% of canadian pupils were driven to school in automobiles, not busses --and back again?-- daily, whereas the share for the past several years has shot up to 80% (although lots of crummy yellow school busses still ply Montreal's inner-city streets ):
Where else might this be happening, please, I'm really quite curious?!

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^We do, the schools issues free public transit cards, only usable during the school days and can only be used 3 times. it depends on where you live though. You have to live at least a mile away from the school to be able to receive the card.

This is in NY dunno about other cities.
In the London area all SCHOOL students can use all buses at any time for free with a Oyster Card, I have one of these, and it's very handy, because if I forget it the fare is £2.15!
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oh yeah I remember the school bus...it was the best part of the day

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You must've been lucky coz none of our own drivers' characteristics was like any of the Simpsons kids' driver's
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I heard of some other country that must've adopted yellow busses in which to transport its kids around, because of some crazed sniper (what sniper isn't...) having repeatedly taken aim at a ladened "yellow bus" as it drove by somewhere there this past week.
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Malaysian School Buses
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It looks EVIL....

Very fitting for a school bus, now I think about it
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Old July 12th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #19
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Hypocrisy ?

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No wonder kids become rowdy riding these school busses. Their transport's the worst. Passengers bounce up and down to short, tall waves riding these things, easily covering a two-feet height in just several forward inches. Plus no share of collision-proofing is apparent in the decades' worth of successive models: doesn't the model look as though it'd easily splinter in a flash of a crash? A parent recently confessed to me the fearfulness for the child's safety riding those things.

Hello:

I agree with you, the issue is important.

I wonder if you were aware of the case. A few years ago, Québec provincial coroner Marc-Andre Bouliane conducted inquests into school bus accidents in Québec and recommended eliminating long-nose buses and other measures. His recommendations were largely ignored by the Québec government. However, it was found that the coroner was actually selling those buses to Cuba (when they were used and considered no good for here) - and I actually saw a few of them there! It seemed the crusader got into some contradictions.

The coroner was accused of conflict of interest and a settlement finally occurred. I wonder if others are continuing recycling the old buses in Cuba.

In any case, it was a sad situation. A parallel may be made with old yellow buses and... asbestos. Some are stating it is hypocrisy from "our" industry and "our" three levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal): exporting asbestos in third world countries while seeking to rid the product at home...


http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/pre-20...us_safety.html

http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/lo...b=MontrealHome

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