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Council tables request for bus shelter in city-owned parking lot

November 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Jamestown City Council tabled a request from Councilman Charlie Kourajian to place a bus shelter on a city-owned parking lot at the corner of Second Avenue and Third Street Southwest at a special meeting Monday.
The council held the special meet…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Buses, tablets for students, softball part of DPS budget addition deliberations

February 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Dickinson Public School Board has several budget concerns in the upcoming school year, and a few more things to add to the 2012-13 budget. Continue Reading

Fire destroys seven buses, garage in Pipestone

November 13, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Monday blaze didn’t impact student bussing
PIPESTONE A fire that ravaged the Priester Bus Service garage in Pipestone Monday afternoon and destroyed seven of the fleet’s 11 buses has left the business’ owner, Jerry Priester thankful for so many things. Continue Reading

Feds probe Motor Coach bus defect that may have caused crashes

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal safety regulators have begun investigating buses made by Motor Coach Industries Inc. over the past 20 years because the drive shafts can fall out and cause drivers to lose control. Schaumburg, Ill.-based MCI, which says it’s the leading maker of intercity buses in the U.S. and Canada, has an assembly plant in Pembina, N.D. Continue Reading

Joy of Belgian kids chronicled in blog before tragic Switzerland bus crash

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A torch-light march. Ravioli and meatball dinners. Rides in a funicular railway. A sing-a-long and a dress-up casino evening. Those were some of the things that made last week “mega-cool” for 24 sixth graders at the St. Lambertus school in a hotel in Saint-Luc, high in the Swiss Alps. Continue Reading

28 dead, including 22 children, in crash of Belgium tour bus in Swiss Alps

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A tour bus slammed into a tunnel wall in the Swiss Alps in a horrific accident that killed 22 school children and six adults returning to Belgium from a joyous ski vacation, police said today. Another 24 students were taken to hospitals.
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Fed report: Curbside buses have higher fatal accident rate

October 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A federal report says the thriving curbside bus industry, which is based on cheap fares, has a fatal accident rate seven times higher than other types of interstate bus operators. Continue Reading

Recall announced affecting more than 1,800 Thomas Built school buses

October 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The parent company of High Point, N.C.-based Thomas Built Buses says it initiated a safety recall campaign and has alerted the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Continue Reading

$112 million suburban Twin C/ities busway built, but no money for buses

September 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Metropolitan Council recently told Dakota County that funding to operate the buses was a casualty of the state budget deal. With construction well underway and new transit stations already dotting the corridor, officials are now scrambling to find a source of about $1 million annually to operate the transit line, hailed as a cheaper alternative to light rail. Continue Reading

ALL BUSES WELCOME: Hibbing, Minn., museum honoring buses with gathering

August 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The “Gathering of Buses” runs Tuesday through Thursday. It’s hosted by the Greyhound Bus Museum. Hibbing bills itself as the birthplace of the U.S. bus industry. Continue Reading