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February 21, 2014

Greyhound driver praised for handling of bomb threat

The driver asks a man, who is overheard by passengers talking on a cell phone about blowing up the bus, to leave the bus. When he refuses, the driver asks the riders to evacuate the bus and calls the police, who arrive immediately.


October 31, 2013

N.Y. bus driver saves woman from jumping off bridge

Darnell Barton, a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority bus operator, was taking 20 students home from school we he spotted the woman perched outside the guardrail over the expressway and coaxed her away from danger. After Barton gave a statement to the police, he continued driving his route.


September 26, 2013

Bus driver in Ohio crash passed out at wheel

He told police at the scene of the accident that he had been drinking coffee, began coughing and lost consciousness. The bus veered off the interstate and flipped over in the Sept. 14 crash, injuring at least 35 people.


September 17, 2013

Detroit bus drivers demand more police protection

Rallying to demand safer buses after eight drivers were attacked by riders and hospitalized in the past nine months. The drivers hope the rally inspires Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to take steps to improve safety.


April 1, 2013

Coach driver in Pa. crash had no drugs, alcohol in system

Toxicology tests showed that the Johnstown tour bus driver who crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, killing the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse coach, her unborn child and himself, also had no prior medical condition. The driver died of blunt force trauma at the scene.


March 26, 2013

Monterey, Calif. transit hits 1M miles of safe driving

One-hundred and three days have passed without collisions or accidents with other vehicles, or material damage to property deemed to be the fault of an MST employee.


February 26, 2013

TriMet honors bus driver for 30 years of stellar service

Rolynd Puckett, who has been a TriMet bus operator for 38 years, was awarded the distinction of Gold Master Operator as part of the agency’s Master Operator Program. The agency’s Master Operator Program recognizes bus and rail operators who achieve overall excellence in their duties as professional drivers.


February 14, 2013

Bus drivers call for SEPTA to move mirrors for safety

Want outside rearview mirrors repositioned, saying they create a blind spot that endangers pedestrians. While agency officials agree that mirrors can create temporary blind spots, they have resisted refitting them, saying that could cause other safety issues.


February 7, 2013

Chicago Transit adds 36 more bus drivers

Will operate the shuttle buses and expanded supplemental bus service the CTA will offer customers during the Red Line construction project, which gets under way in May 2013. The drivers will become full-time bus drivers following the conclusion of the project.


November 2, 2012

Judge dismissed charges against N.C. dispatcher in crash

Absolved all four counts of involuntary manslaughter filed against Sky Express’ Zhao Jian Chen, who was accused of ordering bus driver Kin Yiu Cheung to drive from North Carolina to New York, even though Cheung told him he was too tired. Cheung fell asleep and the bus overturned.


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