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The first bus system originated in France in 1826. New York caught on to the idea in 1829. The bus gets its name from a shortening of the Latin word "omnibus," which means "for everybody." A great example are the famous red double-decker busses in England.

  1. 1. What city got busses next?
    1. a. New York
    2. b. San Francisco
    3. c. Chicago
  2. 2. What does "omnibus" mean in Latin?
    1. a. For transportation
    2. b. For everybody
    3. c. Ticket, please
  3. 3. Where was the first bus system?
    1. a. France
    2. b. Italy
    3. c. Spain