[Tagging] minibus routes

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Mon Jun 26 04:39:20 UTC 2017



> On Jun 26, 2017, at 1:02 AM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> 
> It sounds to me like it is still a bus route. It may have a different "operator"

+1 the minibus is still a bus. 

Here in my little town, they have the normal "bus" routes for people living in the town, going from rural bus stops down and around the train stations and schools. 

Then the city tourism board operates these slow, open-air, electric "busses" that are similar to a large golf cart for 12 or so people. It goes from tourism spot to tourism spot to the main train station. It looks like a "people mover" from Disneyland.

Perhaps a tag for the slow-moving routes serviced by these kind of devices is worth separating from a "bus in some way - but the line between microbus and bus is pretty small. 

A town nearby stopped all regular bus service and now uses two microbuses (high-ace vans) to do on-demand passenger service - but I would still call these busses and "bus routes". 

I think there should be some way to say "this is not a normal bus. It is a slow thing for sightseeing tourists - not what you are expecting compared to all the other "busses" (size, level or capacity differences aside) - it my not be in the route option, but by some bus=* subtag someone could suggest. 

Javbw. 


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