The iconic Routemaster bus did not survive criticism in London. The design of the transportation outlet caused controversy. The double-decker bus was more popular among tourists than locals. Routemaster served on many public transportation routes for over fifty years. The Routemaster routes ended in 2005. You can still ride one Routemaster. The good news is the London-stamped bus hasn’t completely died out with its sole Route 38. The Routemaster Associated was created in the 1980s to keep the bus transportation alive. You can still be a part of the historic bus by becoming a member.