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Many people like travelling by bus. In the past, all passengers had to buy tickets from a bus conductor. He or she collected money from the passengers and put it in a bag. Nowadays, on many buses passengers do not have to buy tickets from a bus conductor. They put their money in a fare box or use a public transportation card instead.
In the past, there were only single-decker buses. Nowadays, some buses are double-decker buses. In the past, there were no air-conditioned buses. Nowadays, most of them are air-conditioned.
In the past, none of the bus drivers were women. All of them were men. Nowadays, some of the bus drivers are women, but most of them are still men.
1 fare box 投币箱
2 In the past, none of the bus drivers were women.在过去，没有女性公交车司机。
3 in the past常与一般过去时连用；nowadays常与一般现在时连用。