A fatal bus crash occurred early yesterday morning in Flushing, Queens, which killed three and injured 16. A deeper investigation into the bus line involved, Dahlia Travel and Tours, reveals a troubling history of fatal accidents and questionable practices.
There was a run of a driverless MTA bus in Brooklyn at about 12:30 am this morning. Instead of using the usual set of sensors, cameras, and computers to produce a driverless vehicle, this bus was rendered driverless when the driver exited the bus and forgot it was in neutral, sending it careening down the street,…
A bus inadvertently demonstrated the effectiveness of the gravel traps along the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit today by getting mega stuck. Fortunately, most of today is the quiet before the race, with events like autograph signings and exhibitions. Even then, having to fish out a bus from the course is certainly…
Of all the things I didn’t think were possible, getting locked inside your own bus is pretty high on the list. Aren’t door locks usually controllable from the inside? Is there no escape handle somewhere like there is in a car trunk? Regardless, IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden was briefly trapped inside his own bus.
In Germany, a boneheaded bus driver somehow started a scheduled eight hour trip to Berlin with the wrong bus. Halfway through the trip, he realized his error and turned back. He did not, however, let his passengers off the bus, forcing them into a six hour delay. They were, unsurprisingly, pissed.
A 31-year-old man allegedly hijacked a Toronto Transit Commission bus with a knife in order to get to Tim Hortons. In perhaps the most Canadian story ever, Global News reports that the man believed he had overdosed on drugs and stopped to call 911 on himself.
It looks like Volkswagen is preparing to introduce yet another modernized Microbus prototype at CES next month, so I’ve been thinking about old Type IIs. For a car as iconic and well-known as the Microbus, there’s a sense that it’s all explored, there’s nothing new to learn. And then you see a picture of an Auwärter…
When I lived in LA, I always avoided the 405 like the plague. And while I can’t really blame the road for this, a bus near Bellevue, Washington burst into flames on the 405 this morning, near the I-90 interchange. I still sort of blame the 405.
When Jalopnik’s worker-restraint pods place me in the weekly 15 minute “success daydream” cycle, I sometimes imagine myself arriving at a red carpet to receive some manner of award — but that doesn’t matter. What matters is the car that pulls up and drops me off. For many, it’s a limo. For me, usually, it’s a Boonie…
Volkswagen keeps teasing us with concepts hinting at the rebirth of the camper van/microbus. Well, the teasing will continue with yet another van concept, but this time with an all-electric drivetrain.
I've always maintained, loudly, and with a lot of dramatic hand motions, that Jalopnik readers are the best readers of anything, anywhere. That goes for bibles and copies of The Utne Reader, too. They're great because they sometimes send me books with amazing information, like how VW had hybrid tech back in 1979.
For many coming to New York City, the available entry is the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT). However, if a traveler seeks the charm of a grand entrance, they will be greatly disappointed. The PABT is considered, colloquially, to be a hall of unfathomable nightmares. As one Yelp! reviewer put it:
Oh sure, you could have a modern Sprinter, but what you really want is today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe classic MB people hauler. That being the case, hopefully its price won't mean hauling too much cash out of the bank.
A hot water pipe broke in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. While most were smart enough to stay far from the gushing steam, a local bus driver thought his bus could deal with it. The result? 13 injured. Way to go.
I don't ever recall having the desire to nuzzle a bus. Maybe the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro? This brand new "Duffy Bus" from Tokyo Disney Resort certainly invites snuggles. Come here, bus. How about a hug?
Buses tend tend to look like, well, buses. Not this one. It looks like a futuristic spacecraft. No wonder it's called "Star Fighter."
SAINTE-CLAIRE, QC, Nov. 13, 2013 - Prevost announced that it has received an order for 55 more X3-45 coaches from Greyhound in addition to the two orders it received earlier in the year, for a total of 145 vehicles.
Last week, I drove to Chicago. I've also taken Amtrak, and I've flown. But a friend suggested that I might check out the Megabus.
Our mass transit future looked much cooler in the mid-20th century, with these slick bus designs. Just imagine taking to the roads in these retrofuturistic buses.