Footboard travel snuffed out the life of a school boy when the bus in which he was travelling brushed against a roadside pole in Vadapalani on Friday. Two other students were injured in the accident. The Metropolitan Transport Corporation. Some 40 million people ride intercity buses in the U.S. every year, and I’m one of the regulars. On Thanksgiving Day (poor planning), my kids and I will take a five-hour…