No more busses?

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Re: No more busses?

Post by StroppyChops » Tue May 20, 2014 1:25 pm

vladimir wrote:Agree, but a retarded hamster could have warned you about this...
Of course, you'd need to be fluent in retarded hamster, so... never mind. :D
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Re: No more busses?

Post by ali baba » Tue May 20, 2014 2:18 pm

The company running the buses wanted to be able to import buses and cars, to be used by its taxi service, tax free. The govt said it would offer tax exemption for the buses but not the cars and the company balked. I believe it is great wall taxis but I'm not sure.

Several companies made bids to for the bus contract before city hall awarded it to great wall in a backroom deal so I'd expect shit to get sorted within a few months.
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Re: No more busses?

Post by StroppyChops » Tue May 20, 2014 2:25 pm

Spotted the Great Wall taxi rank in town the other day, didn't know it existed. I guess the name tells the unsurprising story?
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Post by General Mackevili » Wed May 21, 2014 1:43 am

I predicted a FAIL as well.
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Re: No more busses?

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed May 21, 2014 3:11 am

it's too bad, as they were really really nice for getting around.
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Re: No more busses?

Post by ali baba » Wed May 21, 2014 1:53 pm

The buses are still running; city hall is in charge of operations.

I wouldn't classify this as a fail. I was actually uplifted to hear that city hall was backing away from a corrupt deal. I want a respectable company to win the contract on merit, not some shyster dealing a back hander.
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Re: No more busses?

Post by jonnohitler » Wed May 21, 2014 2:02 pm

Are the buses here full of old people that stink of piss too?
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Re: No more busses?

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Wed May 21, 2014 2:05 pm

ali baba - I was looking at that Banksy mural in your avatar walking down a Bristol street while visiting friends in the UK a couple of weeks ago.

Someone took to it with a paintball gun apparently.
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Re: No more busses?

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed May 21, 2014 2:12 pm

jonnohitler wrote:Are the buses here full of old people that stink of piss too?
only when leaving your house... you've got some weird fetishes...
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Re: No more busses?

Post by jonnohitler » Wed May 21, 2014 2:17 pm

It's not weird, it's tangy
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