If you’re planning a trip and you’re going by bus, you can check the safety of your bus using the SaferBus App from the Department of Transportation. The SaferBus App provides an efficient way to view and access the safety performance of commercial motor carriers including motor coach and bus companies. This app is currently available for iPhone users.
Image description: Public transportation use is at its highest since the 1950s, as shown in this chart that goes through 2009. 2011 levels (not pictured) were second only to 2008. Reasons for this most recent rise in public transit ridership?
- High gas prices, just like in 2008.
- Economic rebound in some areas has more people commuting to work.
- Information technology, like apps that tell arrival times, make it easier.
Rural communities with populations under 100,000 showed the highest growth in public transit use in 2011, at 5.4%
On the graph, “Heavy Rail” means subways and commuter rails. “All Other” includes trolleys, light rail, and more.
Information courtesy of the American Public Transportation Association, an advocacy organization that partners with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Asked by Anonymous
how do apply a visit visa in usa?
Nonimmigrant visas are for citizens of other countries coming to the United States temporarily. The visa allows you to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry and request permission of the immigration officer to enter the country.
A visa does not guarantee entry into the U.S.
Citizens of some countries are not required to have a visa to visit the United States.
You can learn more about how to apply for a temporary travel visa from the State Department.
Asked by Anonymous
So I want to go to Cuba. What are the rules with that? Will my government arrest me for traveling?
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not allowed to travel to Cuba, unless they have special permission from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the Department of the Treasury. OFAC does not grant permission for tourist travel to Cuba.
The travel restriction also includes travel to Cuba from or through a third country, such as Mexico or Canada.
Travelers who fail to comply with the regulations could face civil penalties and criminal prosecution upon return to the United States.
Learn more about travel restrictions to Cuba.
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