Why Google Is So Interested In Kenya's Transit System

The thousands of graphics-covered minibuses called matatus that zip through Nairobi make up one of the largest (and liveliest) informal transportation systems in the world. This unregulated—some might say renegade—transit keeps the city moving rather efficiently, and, until recently, was an all-cash business. Until… » 7/17/14 4:44pm Thursday 4:44pm

It Only Takes This Electric Bus 15 Seconds To Charge At Every Stop

Because battery technology still relatively sucks, electric vehicles like buses that have to run all day long usually stay tethered to a spiderweb of overhead cables. But as an alternative to that costly infrastructure, researchers at the EPFL have developed an electric bus that can recharge itself at every stop in as… » 6/16/14 11:55am 6/16/14 11:55am

It's Friday, So Let's Look At Some Pretty Girls And Old Buses

My friend Alexandra is a photographer in the UK, and recently she, quite by chance, found the West of England Transport Collection, an amazing cache of over 200 old buses, fire engines, and other commercial vehicles. Being a good photographer, she decided to get some pretty girls on these buses and take photos. » 5/02/14 3:00pm 5/02/14 3:00pm

What's California's New SST-e Electric School Bus Really Worth?

The Kings Canyon Unified School District of San Joaquin Valley, California made a splash last week when it put the first electric school bus into service. Those green bumpers sure look snazzy and "85% emissions reduction" sounds great. But nobody seems interested in publishing how much the buses actually cost. » 3/19/14 3:25pm 3/19/14 3:25pm

Bus Driver Charged With Reckless Driving After Crash In Snowy Virginia

A "Princess Tours" coach bus wiped out and flipped over in the slushy shitstorm that is the Virginia highway system this morning. Authorities have confirmed there were no life-threatening injuries to any of the 53 passengers, but the driver has been arrested for reckless driving. » 3/17/14 2:48pm 3/17/14 2:48pm

How The Internet Rallied To Help A Verbally Abused Bus Monitor

Video of a bus monitor in Greece, New York being berated by a bunch of students landed on the Internet yesterday. In just a few minutes this group of kids manages to muster all the insecure cruelty that usually lurks beneath the surface of most preteens and propel it directly at this sad woman. » 6/20/12 6:00pm 6/20/12 6:00pm

University Of Texas Foam Sword Battle Interrupted By A Bus

It's the end of the year. No more classes. No more parking hassles. You're feeling great. You've got a foam sword in your hand. You're ready to cross The Drag and do fake battle with your friends. You've waited all year and now all you have to do is wait for the light to change. Dude, you should really wait for the… » 5/04/12 5:30pm 5/04/12 5:30pm