News Tagged With: bus-safety
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September 19, 2014

Woman struck, killed by N.Y. MTA bus

Witnesses say the woman dropped her phone as she got off the bus, which then pulled off. The driver was unaware of the accident and kept driving until witnesses chased him down.


August 5, 2014

London piloting pedestrian, cyclist detection software on buses

The technology directly alerts bus drivers when pedestrians and cyclists are moving close to their vehicles, helping to reduce collisions.


July 29, 2014

N.Y. MTA investing in additional safety measures

Its 2015 budget includes $84 million in safety initiatives, and safety investments will total $363 million over the entire 2015 to 2018 four-year Financial Plan. The MTA Board will vote on next year’s final Financial Plan in December.


July 3, 2014

Chinese bus co. asks drivers to rate mood before work

Yongping Bus Co. drivers swipe a card at a terminal, where a screen prompts them to rate their mood from one of four choices: good, okay, not well but still able to work, terrible and won't work.


January 2, 2014

OCTA launches bus safety campaign

A series of videos, contests and social media messaging encourages riders to “Be a Safety Hero!” by watching four short bus safety videos and taking a quiz. Their responses are entered into a drawing that randomly awards one 30-day bus pass each week through Jan. 31.


August 13, 2013

New BusCon commercial debuts

The “Ralph Kramden” BusCon 2013 video series is a hit with record numbers of views. Make sure you get in on the fun and see the latest video as well as all the previously released videos.


September 5, 2012

LaHood calls on governors to meet new transit regs

Requires governors to strengthen and increase their oversight of public transit safety. Also requires that the FTA update the existing State Safety Oversight program to ensure that rail transit systems are meeting common-sense safety requirements and that the FTA adopt important new safety provisions for bus-only operators.


August 23, 2012

NJ Transit boosts bus security over terrorism concern

The "BusSafe" counterterrorism and criminal deterrence program consists of bus patrols and increased inspections at transit terminals, garages and high-volume boarding areas.


August 21, 2012

TTC driver calms riders while trapped by power line collapse

Was praised for keeping 29 passengers safely on her bus after a crane collapsed on the street, trapping the bus under a fallen pole and surrounding it with live electrical wires.


June 4, 2012

Chinese bus driver saves lives, loses own

Hometown of Hangzhou in eastern China has praised him as a hero and a role model.


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