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Posted on July 22, 2009

Rail crash safeguards not always used

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The automatic control intended to stop a train if the driver blacks out is sometimes turned off by operators, who feel pressured to improve on-time performance in order to speed loading and unloading. For the full story, click here.

 

Foreign rail firms looking to stimulus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Companies overseas are pursuing any opportunities available in the $8 billion set aside for high-speed rail. For the full story, click here.

 

Motorcoach from 1937 rescued, renovated

SEATTLE — After finding an old motorcoach in an abandoned field, two area residents who remembered it from their childhood bringing tourists up to Mount Rainier, spent $60 thousand to revamp the 1937 Kenworth Touring Motor Coach. For the full story, click here.

 

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National Express shuttles Baltimore commuters during subway work

Staffed 24/7 with more than 100 drivers and 58 buses, free National Express shuttles will be running every 10 minutes during peak service and 20 to 30 minutes at lower-volume commuting times.

Fla.'s JTA recieves $7.2M for BRT project

Will be used to improve sidewalks and ADA ramps within a half mile of the First Coast Flyer™ North Corridor stations and construct pedestrian access to the Armsdale Park-n-Ride facility.

2 NJ Transit buses collide in Lincoln Tunnel

Of the 20 people injured, none were considered serious and 13 were transported by New York City EMS to hospitals.

AC Transit launches on-demand bus service

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.

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