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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  23/OUT/2008 3:32 PM
Assunto:  Termo
 
Mensagem:  Muller, in Australia, apparently there is a second person on the bus who collects payment from passengers.  I believe the post, which I couldn't find, called him a "conductor".  In the USA (and you say Canada too), there is not a second bus employee on the bus; passengers pay the driver.

Costa Rica used to have "cobradores", but the practice has died out.  He would go up and down the aisle getting money.  In Brazil, of course, he has a special seat on the bus, and passengers pay as they pass him.

In the USA the "conductor" on a train would check tickets, selling  them to anyone without a ticket.  (The name is not to be confused with "engineer", the "maquinista" who would drive the train.)  In California, I don't believe this is the case anymore.  Passengers are expected to have a ticket prior to boarding, and a passenger found without a ticket can be issued an official "warning" or ordered to pay a fine.  I saw this happen many times in the Los Angeles area.


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Termo  –  Muller  23/OUT/2008, 1:05 PM
Termo  –  Dale/CR  23/OUT/2008, 1:25 PM
Termo  –  Muller  23/OUT/2008, 3:11 PM
 Termo  –  Dale/CR  23/OUT/2008, 3:32 PM

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