Being Ex truck driver now Coach and route bus driver in Bendigo ,Vic. the give ways signs on the back of the route buses and any others legally do have the right away as discussed with the local men in blue , when they pull out from a bus stop with in reason not just pull straight out in front of traffic just about on top of them like many drivers do also the 40k limit around school buses with their school flashing lights on is about to be implemented in Victoria , Cya Peter.
56 AS 112 Inter pickup being rodded&&58 AS 130 inter tray restoring
This shows a typical Brazil Marcopolo bus: the same maker supplies Australia now. This one has more-generous legroom; all of a toilet; some are taller and have sleeping berths (I saw a twinsteer version of one of these).
Towns have a rodoviario: an elaborate bus station with sheltered bays, multiple ticket offices, snackbar, dining room, toilets, showers, souvenir shops. There are also roadhouses of similar style. On entry you pick up scannable tag, all purchases go on to it, then pay at a cashier on exit. Meals are self serve, and are then charged by weight.
Most central and South American countries run similar bus networks, and much of Asia and Africa. USA is smaller scale, and lacks the elaborate terminals.
Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
140830Sa Santa Cruz (Brazil). Marcopolo bus at a roadhouse.
In your McHarry photo, the first is an Express body (Macksville NSW) with the bus behind being a CR228L Volgren probably on Scania or Volvo chassis. Colours look to be Benders or Eastwest (I think it is)