(theme) These bus tickets remind me of the bus ticket Stanely bought for Blanche on her birthday. The theme is desperation in this scene of the play because Stanely is willing to go as far as kicking Blanche out and providing her with a bus ticket to make her leave his home. [Act I scene 8 pg 111]
Bus Conductors. Until the 1970s & early 1980s, conductors, or clippies, were a common feature of many local bus services. Two-person crews were needed because until the 1960s, all double deck vehicles were built with front-mounted engines & a "half-cab" design. This layout totally separated the driver from the passenger saloons. The conductor communicated with the driver using a series of bell codes, such as two bells to start (the well-known "ding-ding").