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Rail systems driving neighborhood tensions

While a light rail line ignites cultural tension in a volatile part of the world, plans for another rail project have been sparking spats in Los Angeles for ages.

Rural transit getting a closer look

Often when we report on public transit systems across the U.S., they are in urban or suburban areas. Rural transit operations are dealing with many of the same issues as urban ones, but aren’t able to offer as many options, as we report in our upcoming June issue. Additionally, they also have significant paratransit duties, which we also plan to look into in future stories.

Rogue coach operator at it again

Just one month after being shut down by the FMCSA due to its involvement in a well-publicized collision that killed four passengers, Sky Express defied the order, putting its buses back in service. Meanwhile, another rash of motorcoach accidents is getting media coverage. How do these “chameleons” get away with it?

Is federal transportation funding back at square one?

While working on our annual Consultant Roundtable feature for the July issue, it is apparent that transportation authorization is still an extremely hot topic, as well as one that still has many scratching their heads.

What is best for motorcoach safety: Science or politics?

In the wake of the bus crash earlier this month in New York, there is a wave of support growing to pass legislation reintroduced by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) on the fourth anniversary of the Bluffton (Ohio) University baseball team bus crash that killed seven in Atlanta.

FTA bus test adjustment touches on weighty health problem

What seemed like a run-of-the-mill transportation regulation story attracted lots of mainstream media attention. Their angle: Americans are getting fatter. Beyond that, though, what will the FTA's potential passenger weight changes mean for the industry?

Is reauthorization on backburner again?

Working on a story for the magazine regarding federal legislation and reauthorization and let's just say I am not filled with optimism. It seems that at this time last year, all the experts expected reauthorization to be somewhere behind health care and climate legislation on the federal government's list of priorities. The long, slow process of getting both of those bills completed has now led to a reconstituted Congress...

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