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August 1, 2014

Aggravated assaults up on MBTA's transit system

Transit police statistics show aggravated assaults were up by 38%, an increase from 48 to 66 incidents compared to the same period the year prior. MBTA Transit Police is seeking to determine the reason for the increase, but say a broad trend has been hard to find.


August 1, 2014

Report: Seniors unlikely to use public transportation

Findings revealed those 60 and older were less likely to use public transportation for five or more days within the last week when compared to those who were between the ages of 18 to 29, citing perceptions of speeding traffic and high crime, according to the report.


August 1, 2014

19th BusCon Moves to Indianapolis, Touts Education and More

The Expo will feature plenty of vehicles and technology on the show floor as well as an expanded educational program covering an array of topics, including safety, compliance, accessibility and finding cost efficiencies.


July 25, 2014

NYPD cracking down on subway sex crimes

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.


July 24, 2014

Lytx to equip entire Cleveland transit fleet

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s six-month trial included 100 vehicles in a side-by-side comparison based on the driver coaching criteria from each participating vendor’s system.


June 20, 2014

Cincinnati bus swallowed by sinkhole

It took two tow trucks to lift the bus from both ends and pull the bus out of the reportedly seven-foot deep hole.


June 19, 2014

MBTA to fire drivers found carrying cell phones

The rule was announced on Monday a month after a public bus driver who police said was holding a cell phone crashed in a Boston suburb and injured several people.


June 12, 2014

NJ Transit develops emergency management plan

There are seven plans in all, including separate documents for each mode of transportation — bus, light rail and commuter rail — as well as plans for the NJ Transit Police Department and disability services and a corporate plan.


June 9, 2014

Texas' Sun Metro wins MV safety award

Award scoring was based on a wide range of measurable criteria including adherence to company safety policies, as well as minimizing preventable accidents and on-board vehicle camera activity.


June 4, 2014

Calif. agency to beef up light rail security

Sacramento Regional Transit is also considering future changes as it prepares for an increase of customers due to highway construction and the launch of a new professional soccer team.


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