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October 30, 2014

NYC safest public transportation system for women

Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 women in the 15 most populous world capitals and New York City to gauge women’s experiences with harassment and violence while riding public transportation.

October 28, 2014

Keolis prepares for slippery rail season caused by fall foliage

When train wheels run over wet leaves, the tremendous force crushes the leaves into a Teflon-like coating that can later cause train wheels to lose traction with the rail.

October 28, 2014

NTSB finds several recurring safety issues at Metro-North

Within an 11-month period from May 2013 through March 2014, the NTSB launched investigations into five significant accidents involving Metro North. Taken together, these accidents resulted in six fatalities and 126 injuries.

October 28, 2014

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,811 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the Oct. 23, 2014 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.

October 28, 2014

FMCSA awards $1M to train, place vets in driving careers

The grant program program was established by Congress in 2005 to expand the number of CDL holders possessing enhanced operator safety training to help reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving large trucks and buses.

October 28, 2014

Chicago transit, police unveil counterterrorism program

Through the new federally-funded initiative, teams of officers will be deployed to high-traffic CTA rail stations several times a week to conduct quick, randomized tests of bags to detect possible explosive materials — similar to efforts undertaken during large events in the city.

October 27, 2014

PERC adds propane autogas cost calculator

The calculator estimates potential fuel savings and ROI with clean, American-made propane when compared with conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.

October 24, 2014

FRA frees up Chicago rail 'chokepoint'

The Englewood Flyover separates Rock Island District Metra commuter trains from Amtrak passenger trains and freight trains traveling on the Norfolk Southern corridor and will relieve Metra riders of more than 7,500 annual passenger hours of delay.

October 24, 2014

4th person to test positive for ebola used public transportation

Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned to the U.S. from Guinea via Europe on Oct. 17, is the fourth person to test positive for the viral disease while in the U.S.

October 24, 2014

NJ TRANSIT adding more Wi-Fi

A NJ TRANSIT spokesperson said there will be an additional 30 stations by the end of the year and the next implementation will be on board trains

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