Archive for January 1, 2014
Buses are an important part of the American transportation network. In the United States, there are an estimated 480,000 buses on the road every day. Bus passenger journeys now make up an estimated two out of every three uses of all public transport. Clearly, buses are an indispensable part of this country.
The first buses appeared in 1824. Of course, at this time buses were drawn by horses as there were no automobile engines. John Greenwood is generally credited with opening the first bus service. Initially, buses only operated in England. However, the idea soon spread to France and eventually all over the world.
After the horse drawn buses, cam the stream powered buses. These, unfortunately, were not very fast, being limited to five mile per hour in cities. Then came the trolley buses which were powere