Tag: Buses

Is the Subway Risky? It May Be Safer Than You Think

Five months after the coronavirus outbreak engulfed New York City, riders are still staying away from public transportation in enormous numbers, often because they are concerned that sharing enclosed places with strangers is simply too dangerous. But the picture emerging in major cities across the world suggests that public transportation may not be as risky […]

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The Book of Statuses

“Nice White Parents” is a new podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times Company, about the 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block. Listen to the first two episodes now, and keep an eye out for new episodes each Thursday, available here and on your mobile device: Via Apple […]

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3 Dead After Glacier Tour Bus Rolls Over in Canadian Rockies

OTTAWA — A popular tourist outing in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta turned into a scene of chaos after a glacier tour bus rolled on Saturday afternoon, killing three passengers and injuring several of the 24 others on board, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Cpl. Leigh Drinkwater of the mounted police said that […]

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Several Injured After Glacier Tour Bus Rolls Over in Canadian Rockies

OTTAWA — A glacier tour bus rolled over in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta on Saturday afternoon, injuring several passengers, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The police said in a statement that emergency workers from a variety of agencies were descending on the scene of a “motor coach rollover” near the Columbia Icefields […]

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Who Were the Freedom Riders?

Representative John Lewis, who died on Friday at 80, was an imposing figure in American politics and the civil rights movement. But his legacy of confronting racism directly, while never swaying from his commitment to nonviolence, started long before he became a national figure. Mr. Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, was among the original 13 Freedom […]

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With Covid-19, Broadband Internet Access Is a Civil Rights Issue

When Autumn Lee, a pre-med junior at the University of New Mexico, needs to download lectures or class assignments, she hops in her car and drives 45 minutes to the McDonald’s nearest to her town of Sanders, Ariz., to connect to reliable Wi-Fi from her car. After the university sent students home because of the […]

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Driver Purposely Drove Bus Into China Reservoir, Killing 21, Police Say

A bus crash in southwest China last week that killed 21 people and injured 15 others was caused by the driver, who deliberately steered into a reservoir because he was angry at the demolition of his home, the police have said. The crash on Tuesday, which also killed the driver, drew an outpouring of grief; […]

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I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

The space cars take Why do American cities waste so much space on cars? July 9, 2020 As coronavirus lockdowns crept across the globe this winter and spring, an unusual sound fell over the world’s metropolises: the hush of streets that were suddenly, blessedly free of cars. City dwellers reported hearing bird song, wind and […]

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