July 29, 2014
Program grants state licensing agencies, including the District of Columbia, the authority to waive the skills test portion of the commercial driver’s license application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus.
To accommodate unplanned employee absences (illness, emergencies, etc.), transit agencies must employ a sufficient number of transit vehicle operators to meet the demands of scheduled service, according to a new report by the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium.
In a contest only open to registered BusCon attendees and exhibitors, a video, audio or written testimonial must be submitted. All submissions are entered into a random drawing to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the game.
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 28, 2014
Metro provides group orientations, station tours, trips on training buses, and one-to-one training to over 6,000 transit riders each year. In this interview Cherie Leporttia shares information about her background and Metro’s travel training program.
July 25, 2014
Agency will begin airing the ad Saturday afternoon following the grand opening ceremony.
Officers made 128 arrests on charges of sex abuse or forcible touching through Sunday, compared to 104 such collars by the same point in 2013 — a 23% rise.
Although she planned to retire at the end of 2015 when her current contract was set to expire, Lynne Griffith says, "the time is right because Pierce Transit is stable now.
July 24, 2014
Agency, which hasn’t sought a millage in more than a decade, says the 0.59 mills would reap $27 million a year to pay for new buses and repairs to old ones and to help balance the system’s $110 million budget.
July 23, 2014
A 590-foot-long LED screen that hangs above the train platform uses intuitive color-coding and symbols to show exactly where to stand to make boarding easier once the train arrives
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