Bus http://wunc.org en Do You Know This Chapel Hill Bus Driver? Man Wants To Say Thanks http://wunc.org/post/do-you-know-chapel-hill-bus-driver-man-wants-say-thanks <p>David Ellis Dickerson is a writer, a storyteller and a teacher. He might be best known for the <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/search?keys=david%20ellis%20dickerson">stories he's told on "This American Life." </a>He also has a book about <a href="http://www.amazon.com/House-Cards-Faith-Social-Expressions/dp/B002ZNJWQ8">greeting cards</a>, and an online series of video shorts called "<a href="http://davidellisdickerson.net/category/greeting-card-emergency/">Greeting Card Emergency</a>."</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:13:48 +0000 Carol Jackson 33516 at http://wunc.org Do You Know This Chapel Hill Bus Driver? Man Wants To Say Thanks Triangle Transit Is Filming A Soap Opera On Its Busses http://wunc.org/post/triangle-transit-filming-soap-opera-its-busses <p></p><p>Erika dashes on to the 36-seat passenger bus. She's exasperated, but remarkably well put together. She's young, and afraid.</p><p>"Prescott... I'm late," she says, her hand gripping a rail for balance.</p><p>"... No you're not." He replies. "With the GoLive Real-Time Arrival System, you'll never be late for the bus again!"</p><p>"No..." she says. "I mean... I'm <em>late</em>."</p><p>Also, Prescott has an identical twin, Sebastian, who might be the father.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BdaPnv-89NQ" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:23:24 +0000 Eric Mennel 31098 at http://wunc.org Triangle Transit Is Filming A Soap Opera On Its Busses Raleigh Transit Authority Sued For Rejecting Bus Ad Showing Caged Pigs http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-transit-authority-sued-rejecting-bus-ad-showing-caged-pigs <p>The Humane Society of the United States is suing the Raleigh Transit Authority after the city rejected a bus advertisement showing pigs in cages.&nbsp;</p><p>The ad proposal meant for the outside of buses has photos of pigs in gestation crates with the words, "How would you like to spend the rest of your life in a space as small as a bus seat?"</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:59:37 +0000 Will Michaels 21209 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Transit Authority Sued For Rejecting Bus Ad Showing Caged Pigs 'Bus On Shoulder System' Expands From Durham To Wake County http://wunc.org/post/bus-shoulder-system-expands-durham-wake-county <p>After a year of success in Durham County, the state's first <a href="http://triangletransit.org/boss">Bus on Shoulder System (BOSS</a>) is ready to expand into Wake County. The North Carolina Department of Transportation allows transit buses to travel on the shoulders of designated stretches of roadways to bypass congested traffic, but only when speeds drop below 35 miles per hour.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:27:26 +0000 Catherine Brand 20906 at http://wunc.org 'Bus On Shoulder System' Expands From Durham To Wake County Chapel Hill Council Suspends Religious/Political Bus Ads http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-council-suspends-religiouspolitical-bus-ads <p>Chapel Hill town officials have suspended the policy that determines which advertisements are placed on transit buses.<br> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 3494 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill Examining Bus Ad From Pro-Israel Group http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-examining-bus-ad-pro-israel-group <p>Chapel Hill could decide soon whether to allow a pro-Israel group's ads to appear on town buses.<br><br>The American Freedom Defense Initiative's message says in part, "In Any War Between the Civilized Man and the Savage, Support the Civilized Man.” Assistant Transit Director Brian Litchfield says the town is reviewing it.<br><br><strong>Brian Litchfield:</strong> "Our hope is to communicate with AFDI sometime this week regarding any thoughts that staff might have."<br> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 3248 at http://wunc.org Bus On Shoulder Program Starts Today http://wunc.org/post/bus-shoulder-program-starts-today <p>Some Triangle bus riders won't be slowed by heavy traffic thanks to a pilot program starting today.&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> The Bus on Shoulder System, or BOSS, is up and running in 12 other states. Triangle Transit is working with the state DOT to find the best way to keep buses moving when traffic on a section of I-40 in Durham County slows down or stops.<br><br><strong>Brad Schultz:</strong>&nbsp; One of the things that frustrates transit riders the most is delays in traffic and when they cannot get to their location on time.<br> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2080 at http://wunc.org Triangle Bus Rideship Increasing http://wunc.org/post/triangle-bus-rideship-increasing <p>Bus ridership is increasing throughout the Triangle, thanks in large part to rising gas prices. January ridership on Triangle Transit was up 17.7 percent from last year. Brad Schulz at Triangle Transit says gas prices are just one reason people are choosing the bus.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 21:30:00 +0000 WUNC News 10111 at http://wunc.org