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Your Private Bus Conversations May Soon Be Recorded

In cities across the country, the government is installing sophisticated audio surveillance equipment on public transit to listen in on passengers.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 READ MORE


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BP Accused of Hiring Temps for Obama Visit

A parish official in coastal Louisiana has publicly accused BP of busing in cleanup workers to be present only for President Obama’s visit on Friday. BP rejects the accusation, claiming no out-of-the-ordinary temporary hiring had taken place.

Posted on May 29, 2010 READ MORE


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No Texting for U.S. Bus, Truck Drivers

Apparently America’s truck drivers aren’t immune to the siren call of text messaging from time to time, as Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has had to specifically address the driving and texting issue among truckers and bus drivers with a new prohibition on the practice.

Posted on Jan 26, 2010 READ MORE


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Last Call for Tube Tippling

In the first policy announcement of his mayoral term, London’s newly elected Boris Johnson has banned the consumption of alcohol on all public transport —including buses and trains—in the capital city beginning June 1. The ordinance is criticized by many transport unions, which foresee serious problems in its enforcement.

Posted on May 7, 2008 READ MORE


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Craig Bitter Over His Treatment by Romney

Sen. Larry Craig has fallen out with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who, according to Craig (pictured), turned his back on the embattled Idaho senator after Craig’s infamous run-in with the Minneapolis police this summer.  In an NBC interview slated to air Tuesday, an embittered Craig said Romney “not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again.”

Posted on Oct 15, 2007 READ MORE


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Renewed Violence in France

Authorities are scrambling to address a possible resurgence of violence after two buses were torched near Paris on Wednesday.  Last year’s civil unrest led to the destruction of some 9,000 vehicles in and around the city.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


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From Brooks Parkenridge / ussoccer.com

U.S. Soccer Team Bus Will Show No Flag

If you want an idea of America’s image in the world, consider this: Of the 32 official buses transporting teams competing in soccer World Cup, only America’s will not bear its national flag—for security reasons.

Posted on May 5, 2006 READ MORE


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