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July 16, 2009 - From the Editor's

Invest in safety first

In the wake of two high-profile train accidents in Washington, D.C., and Boston, the National Transportation Safety Board, this week, made a recommendation to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to facilitate the development and implementation of positive train control for rail transit systems nationwide.
June 25, 2009 - From the Editor's

Time to pony up

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continues to push for the motorcoach industry to add seat belts to protect passengers. In Australia, seat belts have been required in motorcoaches since 1994, while the European Union has made them mandatory since 1997. Texas will be the first in the U.S. to require seat belts on all tour buses chartered for school trips starting in 2011.
June 11, 2009 - From the Editor's

Time to think ahead

With gas prices fluctuating so much over the last year and expected to only increase, it is no wonder that the auto industry has suffered. Add to that, the current recession, an increased focus on the environment and a newfound love for public transit, and you begin to wonder whether the auto industry will ever recover.
May 14, 2009 - From the Editor's

Is it going too far?

To me, there were so many reasons not to own a cell phone. The least of which is my frustration of being stuck behind somebody on the road who is paying more attention to their phone call than their driving. Yet finally, after much chastising from family and friends, who felt it important for me to have one “just in case,” I relented less than two years ago.
February 9, 2009 - From the Editor's

Famine or feast?

The transit industry is viewed as a part of the nation's infrastructure, so it is entitled to some of the stimulus money being spread around the country.
July 10, 2008 - From the Editor's

Cars vs. public transportation

Census data in 2006 revealed that no more than 5 percent of U. S. workers use public transportation. The price of gasoline is affecting all auto manufacturers and forcing them to take drastic action ...

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