New Jersey's Sith Cheese Bus Pilot of Death

Bumbeck took time out of his [Star]quest for fire and tossed us this item from the New York Daily News regarding a Staten Island bus driver who masterminded a Star Wars-themed fight club aboard his bus, complete with the posted bylaws of the Death Cheese Club, which state in part: "In a ranking of Master or above, the… » 2/03/06 1:50pm 2/03/06 1:50pm

Trading the Short Bus for the Double Decker in London Town

Apparently, some people aren't happy with the fact that London's retiring its signature Route- master double-decker buses. Or maybe they're all too happy. Some loon swiped one from the Tolworth bus garage and went on a rampage through Purley, leaving smashed-type cars in his wake. Mark Moser, a man whose Volvo was… » 12/16/05 7:35pm 12/16/05 7:35pm

New York to Go All High-Occupancy Like in Event of Strike

With a transit-worker strike looming, officials in New York are putting together contingency plans, including shuttle trains from 33rd St. to the World Trade Center, and a radical HOV-only plan in the Holland and Lincoln tunnels. If the strike goes off Friday morning, only vehicles containing four individuals will be… » 12/13/05 1:17pm 12/13/05 1:17pm

Is There a Science to Safe Bus Paint Schemes?

Officials in Los Angeles are questioning the decision to paint Orange Line buses silver. Designed to give the impression of luxurious speed, the silver buses have been involved in a number of accidents, which leads authorities to wonder if they made a mistake and should've gone with a more visible color. Then again,… » 12/07/05 11:13pm 12/07/05 11:13pm