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Posted on June 24, 2009

Lessons learned from past rail accidents

NEW YORK — In light of the deadly rail crash that took place in Washington, D.C., on Monday, an editor at Popular Mechanics magazine looks at 10 other rail accidents and what safety lessons train operators learned from them. For the full story, click here.

 

CVS reimburses N.Y. MTA for overcharging staff

NEW YORK — CVS, the nationwide drugstore chain, has paid back nearly $1 million to N.Y. MTA, after overcharging transit workers and retirees for prescription drugs, according to transit officials. For the full story, click here.

 

Bus travel rediscovered by young

WASHINGTON
, D.C. — Intercity bus trips ranging from approximately 175 to 300 miles have regained significant popularity, in particular with tech-savvy, urban travelers age 30 and younger. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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Riders using a desktop computer, smart phone device or traditional telephone can schedule their pick-up and desired drop-off locations: reducing their wait time, arriving at their destination faster, and increasing the overall rider experience.

MVTA 'Bus on Shoulder' vehicles equipped with MTS guidance tech

The advanced Driver Assist System, utilizing a licensed GPS technology developed by the University of Minnesota, provides feedback to the driver regarding lane position – via graphic driver alert displays, virtual mirror, vibrating seat and actuated steering.

ABC Companies sells Ameritrans Bus assets

In an overall business review, it was determined this division no longer fit in ABC's overall growth strategy. The company will continue to provide parts and warranty support for Ameritrans products.

N. Va. Transportation Commission approves BRT plan

Planners estimate the new, 11-mile Tysons Corner to Alexandria bus system would attract about 8,600 new transit riders per day.

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