Apr
05
2012
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What is the etiquette of public transit?

public-transportRiding on buses or trains involves interaction with other riders. The experience can be positive or negative. To help tilt the balance towards the positive, there are certain unwritten (until now) rules of etiquette for public transport. If there are vacant rows of seats, sit in one of those vacant rows. If there are plenty [more...]

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Mar
03
2010
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Why do you wait ages for a bus, then three come along at once?

three-busesYou wait ages for a bus, then three come along at once. It sounds like a joke, but there’s an element of truth to it. Imagine a busy bus route, with a service frequent enough that passengers arrive at the bus stop at random times rather than to meet a specific bus. Normally you don’t [more...]

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Jan
26
2010
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How do you get around Tenerife by bus?

Photo by Secret Tenerife - CC-BYTourists to the Canary Island of Tenerife often hire a car, but that’s not necessary unless you’re staying in an out-of-the-way tourist enclave. Tenerife’s buses are cheap, convenient and efficient—and there’s a tram too. Services are frequent and regular. There are at least two services an hour between major centres such as Santa Cruz, the [more...]

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