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Old Buses Will Soon Be Displayed at Museum

Old Buses Will Soon Be Displayed at Museum

History is comprised of previous events, including the places people went and how they got there. Transportation has come a long way, and vehicles dominate the museum scene with traditional and timeless vibes as people head to the sites of history to admire the classic vehicles and to reflect on their pasts.

Six retired 40-year old GMC New Look buses are nwo headed to museums across the Midwest and eastern United States.

Owned by Amtran, these “Fishbowl” buses are nicknamed for their curved, six-piece windshield.

Museums in Ohio, New York, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania plan to preserve six of the buses, while the other three will be auctioned off in August. Amtran first bought the Fishbowls in 1968, adding to their fleet in the 1980s and early nineties. Sixteen more Fishbowls joined the family in 2001-2003 and nine of those 16 are the only remaining Fishbowls today.

Buses truly make their own unique mark on the past, whether used by famous people, featured as props in movies, revered for the occurrence of a historical event, or admired for their symbolism.

Many famous buses still spark interest today, including the bus where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man, which led to the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. London’s cherry red double-decker bus proves famous around the world as a symbol for England.

Buses famous in entertainment also hold their place in history. The buses used by famous groups like the Partridge Family or Willie Nelson, or the whimsical cartoon Magic School Bus contribute to our entertainment history. The movie Speed put a bus at the center of a heart-pumping action movie. Regardless of the underlying reason, buses throughout time represent us as a people, and now the Fishbowls will have their own effect on museum visitors around the nation.

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School Districts Taking Advantage of Bus App

School Districts Taking Advantage of Bus App

It’s safe to say that technology is resulting in a transit renaissance. From rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft to GPS-tracked transit arrival times, people are engaging their commutes and transit routes in an entirely different way now. We can now expect more, and do more, with our modes of transport by having data available… Continue Reading

More Cities Considering Bus Lanes

More Cities Considering Bus Lanes

We’re not the only ones saying or thinking it—buses are making a huge comeback in cities nation- and worldwide. In an era of rideshare and public transit woes, buses are once again being considered an integral part of any mass transit system by policymakers, transit advocates, and urban theorists alike, especially as urban centers’ growth… Continue Reading

Jacksonsville Revs up for Opening of Self-Driving Transit System

Jacksonsville Revs up for Opening of Self-Driving Transit System

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is preparing to make a potential switch from driver-operated shuttles to self-driving vehicle tracks along the Skyway structure within 4-5 years’ time. Different models of the autonomous bus line will be swapped in and out on a demonstration track located near the Transportation Authority, and residents will have the chance to… Continue Reading

Volkswagen’s Microbus Makes a Comeback

Volkswagen’s Microbus Makes a Comeback

The vintage California throwback style of Volkswagen’s minibus is making a comeback in a big way. The bus, named ”I.D. Buzz”, which made its debut at the Detroit auto show this past January, is revving up excitement among automobile collectors and fans, as photos of its new futuristic design are being leaked on the internet.… Continue Reading

Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Prepares to Launch First Self-Driving Passenger Bus

Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Prepares to Launch First Self-Driving Passenger Bus

Chinese transit systems will be getting an expensive facelift as internet search provider Baidu plans to fully integrate the country’s first autonomous passenger bus in 2021, and hopefully in 2018, have one out on the road. The bus itself will follow a predetermined route, but in which city it will be traveling remains a mystery.… Continue Reading