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Why are School Buses Yellow - Series: Part II

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/26/17 9:00 AM

The Origins of Public Transportation In America- The Horse-Drawn Commute

Ever been stuck in a traffic jam and pictured riding an horse across the open fields instead? The American public transportation system actually started somewhere in the middle of those two means of travel.

Background

We tend to think of railroads a being the first real form of public transportation in the country, but prior to that, there were various horse-drawn means of moving groups of people efficiently. There were the covered wagons, of course, which preceded the railroads as the main means of getting groups of people across long distances.

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Topics: school, Buses, transportation news, CBS, benefits, bus tip, history, facts, Creative Bus Sales, bus sales, why take the bus, bus fleet, Bus news, America

What Really Makes New Luxury Buses for Sale So Luxurious?

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/19/17 8:30 AM
What Really Makes New Luxury Buses for Sale So Luxurious?

When it comes to long-distance travel, many customers are willing to pay a little extra for additional features and greater comfort, which is what the new luxury buses for sale by Creative Bus Sales offer in abundance. But what does it mean when a bus claims to be a luxury bus?

Luxury Means an Abundance of Comfort

Ample comfort is the core of luxury buses and the new Berkshire Coach 2017 Ultra 28 Series takes comfort to a whole new level. Seating and climate control are the two main factors influencing a vehicle's overall comfort level. High backed, luxury upholstered seating provides riders with a comfortable ride, while ensuring plenty of leg room. The newest Berkshire Coach comes standard with a powerful 90,000 BTU HVAC system to ensure better temperature control.

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Topics: luxury bus, new bus, limo service, executive travel, bus, CBS, Berkshire, limo bus, Bus for sale

Bus Tip Tuesday: Using Tech to Stay on Track

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/14/17 12:58 PM

Bus Tip Tuesday: Using Tech to Stay on Track

Understanding how to maneuver the bus system can be tricky, but if you are smart and tech savvy, you may be able to avoid some of the pitfalls of bus riding. Taking the bus means keeping track of how early to arrive at the bus stop.

  • Tip 1: You should try to be there 5-10 mins early. Although rare, the bus can be early.  Know the traffic patterns.
  • Tip 2: If you're leaving at rush hour, know that you might not be the only one on the bus or on the road.Know the number of bus stops. 
  • Tip 3: It helps to plan out when to head to the front of the bus, and know other detailed information.

This Bus Tip Tuesday, we're going to take a glance at how tech makes riding the bus much easier. Various cities have detailed bus route information on their websites that are easily accessible by mobile devices.

In addition, a good number of towns offer apps that keep riders and bus drivers informed about all kinds of travel information.

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Topics: bus service, new bus, college bus, shuttle bus, bus safety, bus, taking the bus, CBS, bus tip, bus for sales, bus fleet, tech, Bus news

Bus Tip Tuesday: Four Common Problems with School Bus Systems & How to Solve Them

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/7/17 9:00 AM

Bus Tip Tuseday: Four Common Problems with School Bus Systems and How to Solve Them

When it comes to transporting students to and from school, the school bus system needs to be on point at all times. However, these systems are often flawed and create the following four common problems discussed below.

Here's what you can do to solve these issues within your own school bus system.

Inadequate Service Capacity

Having too few operational school buses can create major issues when it comes to getting students to school on time. When a school system simply has too few buses to meet the required demand, several problems can arise, including:

  • Multiple bus transfers
  • Overloaded buses
  • Extended travel times
  • Long bus stop waiting times
  • Late arrival and departure

You may be asking yourself what is the best way to reduce this problem?

Answer: Invest in additional school buses for sale.

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Topics: mini bus, school bus, transit buses, bus, CBS, bus tip, trasportaion, public trasportation, Parts & Accessories

6 Things to Avoid Doing While on the Bus

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/2/17 1:50 PM

6 Things to Avoid Doing While on a Transit Bus or Public Transportation

Using public transportation can be challenging at the best of times. Large crowds and long waits, which can be reduced by investing in additional transit buses for sale, are often made worse when riders break these unspoken rules of public transportation. 

Creative Bus Sales outlines six simple public transportation rules you should be mindful of.

 

  

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Topics: new bus, used bus, transportation, public transit, bus, Buses for sale, taking the bus, bus tip, 2017, Creative Bus Sales, do's and dont's, public transportation

3 Reasons the Bus Should be Your Primary Mode of Transportation

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 1/24/17 11:00 AM

3 Reasons Buses Should be Your Primary Mode of Transportation


If you aren't already taking advantage of the
bus transportation in your city, it is high time you got on board with the rest of us. In recent years, more and more cities have been adding bus routes to their roads, and those cities with long-standing systems have been working hard to improve upon them.

You see, public transportation is truly the way of the future. With more people being brought into the world every minute, we need to find ways to mobilize everyone—both physically and ecologically—and public transportation is the first step in that direction.

Here are three simple reasons you should be using the city bus:

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Topics: bus safety, transportation, bus, go green, save money, guide, US, bus shopping, why take the bus, reduce stress, bus fleet

Bus Tip Tuesday: 4 Tips On How To Pick The Best Bus

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 1/17/17 12:00 PM

Bus Tip Tuesday: 4 Tips On How To Pick The Best Bus

For this very special Bus Tip Tuesday, we want to share with you what the most important features are when buying a new or used bus that can brave the elements with you on your next venture.

Buses can even make excellent recreational vehicles with the right modifications because they're roomy enough to accommodate all of your passenger’s carry ons and all special needs requests. The benefits that a bus offers make for an enjoyable and memorable experience.  

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Topics: bus service, used bus, shuttle bus, bus, Buses for sale, bus tip, bus sales, picking a bus

Why Are School Buses Yellow?

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 1/4/17 10:06 AM

Why Are School Buses Yellow? ( And Other Fun Facts About the Iconic American School Bus)

It seems like the bright yellow school bus has been cruising through American towns forever, but it's really only been around since 1939. Before the automobile came along, most kids had to walk to school -- yes, your grandpa's stories are mostly true, though a little embellished, no doubt! In more populous areas, kids rode in horse-drawn carriages known as "school hacks". But with the advent of the automobile, things began to change. So how did we get from "school hacks" with motors to the modern mode of transportation that today's kids board every day?

Read on to learn some fun facts about the history of school buses

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Topics: school bus, bus, CBS, Yellow, iconic, history, US, Creative Bus Sales

Help Passengers Stay Safe and Warm on the School Bus this Winter

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 12/27/16 12:30 PM

How to Help Your Passengers Stay Safe & Warm on the School Bus this Winter

Safety and comfort are two of the leading considerations schools have when seeking school buses for sale. While the utmost care is taken to ensure that buses are winter ready, keeping passengers safe and warm takes extra effort. Creative Bus Sales has provided some ideas to help keep your passengers warm and safe this winter.

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Topics: school bus, bus, CBS, bus tip, Creative bus sale, winter, passenger safey, bus for sales, warm, handicap

How Switching to Alternative Fuel Vehicles can Boost your Tax Benefits

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 12/13/16 9:23 AM

 How Switching to Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Buses Can Boost Your Tax Benefits This Year

With the mounting pressure for businesses to go green, alternative fuel vehicles and buses, such as the ones here at Creative Bus Sales, provide companies with an opportunity to reduce their consumption of nonrenewable resources.

Making the switch not only fulfills  consumers desire to go green, but it also provides business with potential tax savings, refunds, and deductions. Here's how to maximize those tax benefits this year!

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Topics: Green Alternative Systems, Fleet conversion, cng, bus, investment, go green, save money, propane fleet, GAS, winter, Taxes, US, tax Benefits

10 Tips for Winter Driving to Keep Buses Running Safely

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 12/8/16 12:24 PM

As a bus driver it is vital that you practice safe driving habits this winter. Whether you've just begun looking at buses

for sale or have hundreds of miles under your tires we have ten winter driving tips to help get you where you are going safely this winter.

This blog should be a part of your winter checklist before you hit the road

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Topics: bus service, new bus, tour bus, shuttle bus, ski bus, snow transportation, bus, driver's seat, CBS, Safety, bus tip, winter

5 Reasons to Buy a New Bus This Winter

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 12/6/16 12:51 PM

Five Reasons to Buy a New Bus This Winter

Winter is not just for holiday shopping and dor buster sales, in fact now is a great time to buy a new bus for your business, school, or city transportation department. Here are just five reasons why you should consider buying a new bus from Creative Bus Sales this winter. 

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Topics: new bus, tour bus, used bus, healthcare buses, retirement bus, Casino Resort Bus, ski resort, airport, school, fleet, bus, Buses for sale, daycare, leading buses for sale, go green, driver's seat, bus tip, saving, winter, bus shopping, Holiday sale, 2016, hoildays

Surprise Uses for Alternative Buses Around the Globe

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 11/30/16 4:00 PM

 This Week Our Team Takes a Look at the Alternative Uses for Buses Around the Globe

While the latest buses are offering public transit users seamless travel across their cities, new applications are being devised for buses to improve the lives of worldwide users. Our team here at Creative Bus Sales is expert in bus performance and in this latest post our sales team highlights the alternative uses for buses around the globe. 

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Topics: alternative fuels conversion, Buses, bus, alternative, CBS, around the globe, funny, Creative Bus Sales, Humor

Why Now is The Best Time of Year to Buy a New Bus

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 11/21/16 4:38 PM

How to Get the Maximum Tax Benefits When Shopping for New Buses for Sale

For many small businesses, tax liabilities create a financial burden as they drain resources. To minimize these liabilities, small businesses should take advantage of every deduction they may be entitled to. Timing, for example, plays a key role in when to shop for new buses for sale

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Topics: bus, CBS, Taxes, black friday

How to Be Airport Shuttle Savvy this Holiday Season

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 11/10/16 3:58 PM

Bus tip to make your life easier

The holiday travel season is upon us, and Creative Bus Sales is here to help with Bus Tips. Whether you're a first-time shuttle bus traveler or an old pro, we have plenty of advice when it comes to making your travels easier. Here are three suggestions for riding airport shuttles for those hectic times getting to the airport from your home, or from the airport to your hotel. These few tips might save you both time and money during you holiday travel 

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Topics: shuttle bus, Airport bus, CBS, bus tip, saving, Creative bus sale, US

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