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Posted on August 19, 2009

Report: BART officers failed to follow procedures

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland law firm that was hired by BART to conduct an investigation into the shooting of an unarmed man by a transit officer found that the officers failed to work as a team when responding to reports of fighting on a train. For the full story, click here.

 

Canada transit commuters face parking issues

VANCOUVER, B.C. — On the opening day of Translink’s new Canada Line, riders who parked in the neighboring mall’s parking lot received warning tickets or had their cars towed. Canada officials have said there is no need or room for park-and-ride lots. For the full story, click here.

 

New transit system starts service in Montana

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A new transit system will make three daily trips from nearby towns and reservations, to Great Falls. 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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