Tag: passes

Victoria transit approves plan to provide free bus passes to students

VICTORIA—Students in British Columbia’s capital city can ride the bus for free next school year after the region’s transit commission approved a Victoria council plan to fund transit passes with parking revenues. The Victoria Regional Transit Commission unanimously approved the plan to provide free bus passes to students who live in the city and are…

U.S. House passes bills that would end government shutdown, without wall funds

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives, where Democrats now hold a majority, approved legislation on Thursday to end a partial government shutdown that began nearly two weeks ago at several federal agencies and fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 8. Under the bills, the departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture,…

House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

(Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool. The legislation, which passed 256-164 and split party lines, is the culmination…