Scented bus shelter ads scrapped in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO Advertisements embedded with the smell of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies made their debut on five San Francisco bus shelters Monday, but were abruptly pulled by Tuesday afternoon after complaints that the aroma could trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions in people who are scent sensitive. City officials are also now considering a ban on such advertisements. For the full story click here.
MBTA debuts ‘CharlieCards’
BOSTON The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has launched a new plastic card ticketing system for its bus and subway systems. The “CharlieCard” features an embedded microchip with the card’s value and “tap and go” capabilities at MBTA fareboxes. For the full story click here
N.Y. Police: Slow leak in tire led to bus crash
RAYBROOK, N.Y. New York State Police believe that a tiny puncture in the front tire of a Greyhound bus was responsible for a tragic accident that killed five people in Elizabethtown, N.Y. last August. For the full story, click here.