Do babies born on buses get free rides for life?

About a week ago Lydia Irvin gave birth to a daughter while riding on a New York City Transit bus. Apparently it even specifies on the baby's birth certificate that she was born on a bus. So now Ms. Irvin is hoping that her daughter will qualify for free bus rides for the rest of her life. She'll just have to wave her birth certificate at a driver, and be able to go wherever she pleases. After all, according to urban legend that's the freebie that bus-born babies get.

However, the transit authorities have splashed cold water on Irvin's hopes:
MTA officials said if that ever was the policy, baby Lydia missed the bus by some 60 years. "I don't know if we've ever done that," a spokeswoman said. "Maybe in the 1940s, but that's before my time."
Gee, you would think they could at least give her a free one-month pass, or something. (Thanks, Joe)

Exploration/Travel Urban Legends

Posted on Wed Aug 08, 2007


It is a common mistake. You get to ride free for life if can prove that you were CONCEIVED on a bus.
Posted by wdl  on  Fri Aug 10, 2007  at  08:02 PM
I have a friend who's parents couldn't make it to the hospital in time so pulled over to deliver the baby at a circle K. It actually lists the Circle K as her birth place on her birth certificate.
Posted by Razela  on  Sun Aug 12, 2007  at  03:52 PM
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