Category Archives: Bus Driver

Yellow Fever in Mount Pleasant

There’s a meeting tonight, at Westlake High School library, regarding the use of school buses in the Mt Pleasant district. Faced with strict budget limitations, and residents’ perpetual concerns about raised taxes, the district is kicking around the idea of … Continue reading

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Bus Stop Or Bust

Yesterday, you walked your beloved little one out to the bus stop. If the kid was starting kindergarten, you took pictures. If he/she is in first grade, you offered an extra long hug, an extra-impassioned “I’ll miss you.” If it’s … Continue reading

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The Musician on the Bus Goes Strum, Strum, Strum

Fun item in today’s NY Times Metropolitan Diary that shows NY bus drivers aren’t always gruff and soulless. DEAR DIARY: A visitor in the city with a guitar and suitcase, I boarded the M60 bus at 125th Street. “How much … Continue reading

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QM22 Bus “Family” Breaking Up

Since buses have emerged as a theme on Trainjotting this week, we ease a day closer to the long weekend with a story from the NY Times’ Metropolitan section on the dmise of the QM22 bus, which goes from Jackson … Continue reading

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Miffed At Your Bus Driver? Say It, Don’t Spray It

We’ve seen irate passengers menace drivers with metal hook appendages–quite recently, in fact–but we’ve (thankfully) never seen one spit on a driver. Yet it happens–quite a bit, in fact. The NY Times says there were 51 reported “spat upon” incidents, … Continue reading

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Does This Bus Stop at 28th Street?*

All sorts of weirdness on the M1 bus this week. I hopped on at 40th and Park Ave South yesterday, and didn’t realize until we’d pulled out at 34th Street that the next stop was 23rd–five blocks south of where … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

The M1 bus. I take you, M1 bus, every once in a while, when the mankind morass assembled at the 4-5-6 train escalators in Grand Central seems too foreboding, or these tired legs just don’t have the requisite spring to … Continue reading

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Commuters Give it Up for DesignLine Quiet Buses

Squeaking, lurching and hissing city buses are as much a part of the Manhattan soundtrack as cab horns and Ramones tunes coming up through the floor from that skinny guy in 2D. But a pilot program from the MTA unveils … Continue reading

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I Guess Some People Just Prefer Non-Verbal Communication

Number of words uttered by grim-faced M1 busdriver after I boarded and said “Good morning” today: 0 Number of times grim-faced M1 busdriver honked her horn as the M1 plodded through construction-induced congestion on Park Ave. South between 40th and … Continue reading

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The Most Bewildered Cabbie That New York Ever Hated

I’m waiting for the green at 27th and Park about 10 minutes ago. A man is settling up a cab fare with a cabbie who’s rested his car just west of 27th on Park, right up against a parked car. … Continue reading

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