why don't buses wait until their designated arrival time?
why don't buses wait until their designated arrival time, if they are early. sometimes I see buses come 5-10 minutes early and they leave right away. What are some arguments for this?
Buses are schedule to arrive every 30 minutes to an hour for my stops. No way a bus 5-10 minutes early would be a 25 minute late bus. Also I'm just looking for ideas against them waiting, so I can argue them in my essay.
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
When I rode the bus, they did stop and wait when running ahead of schedule. But sometimes an "early" bus was just a late one ...and in that case, they kept moving.
I can't think of a good reason why a bus way ahead of scheduled would keep getting further ahead. It would throw off everything on that route and all of the connecting ones.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
I see them wait at certain places(low traffic areas) and they will be parked until the time is right for them to go again. They can't do it Anywhere. Just certain bus stops. Otherwise they are a traffic hazard.
- zipperLv 63 weeks ago
The drive wants a little extra time at the end of the run. He is braking the rules here; report him to the company to put a stop to it.
- JeremyLv 54 weeks ago
There are no arguments FOR it but many AGAINST it. In the area of Britain where I live if a bus leaves a bus stop earlier than the timetable time they can be fired, if reported. Sometimes a bus cannot help being late but there is never an excuse for leaving early, never, never, never. Report any that you know of who do that, wherever you live.
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- Anonymous4 weeks ago
I rode bus 5 years. Unless the stop your are at is on the schedule as a timed stop, they don't wait or burn off tine.
Say, Bus Rte 7 gets to Golf Links/Harrison at 10:25, schedule says 10:30. He mustl wait that 5 minutes then he can leave if no one Running to catch it.
One exception: Ex President Bush traveled on the bus once, the cleared traffic, bus was Very late, he blasted past the stop even though I was waiting! Executive Privilege?..
- TardisAndTheHareLv 74 weeks ago
Most buses delay leaving a bus stop until they are on the correct scheduled time. You have to ask your bus company why they don't.
- NancyLv 64 weeks ago
Because there's another bus behind them that's driving the same route. If they wait there, then there's a good chance that next bus will catch up with them. Plus, you don't really know if that bus is early or if it's late. Maybe it's just really late and the next bus that is also really late is the one that's supposed to be there at that designated time.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Where the hell do you live that buses come 10 minutes early?! I think there’s probably a bus ever 10 minutes. It’s not early.
- LindaLv 64 weeks ago
Buses can come up to 15 minutes early or late. Sometimes they underestimate when they will arrive and so it is always best to be at the stop at least 20 minutes early.
- Aster RhoidsLv 64 weeks ago
Have you ever heard of the bus schedule?
I suggest you research it.