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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.

July 23, 2014

Ingenious signs reveal where to get a seat on Dutch train

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

July 22, 2014

Most Calif. bus crash victims died of smoke inhalation, coroner says

Most of the victims killed in a fiery crash in Northern California between a college-bound bus and a FedEx freight truck in April survived the initial impact, only to die from smoke inhalation as a fire tore through the carriage.

July 22, 2014

Pierce Transit adding system to track security, crime issues

The Web-based reporting system will increase accountability and efficiency, and allow the department to respond more quickly to crime trends at transit stations and on buses.

July 18, 2014

NYC to begin fining Chinatown buses by August

Regulations allow the city to fine buses for operating without permits, stopping outside of approved zones or deviating from schedules. Fines start at $500 and climb to $2,500 for subsequent offenses within two years.

July 16, 2014

Two Moscow subway workers detained in wake of deadly derailment

Investigators said a new rail switch at the point where the train left the tracks wasn't properly installed during repairs in May and was attached to the rail only by a single 3-millimeter wire, according to the report.

July 15, 2014

Bus tour takes Texas teens away from gangs

The bus tour, dubbed the "Future Former Gang Tour," gathered students, community activists, and Dallas Police Gang Unit officers together to view the blight, vandalism, and other issues in gang-afflicted neighborhoods.

July 15, 2014

20 people killed in Moscow subway derailment

According to a preliminary investigation, three cars derailed in a tunnel in the western part of the city, trapping hundreds of people.

July 15, 2014

AECOM to acquire URS for $6 billion

The combined company will be a leading, fully integrated infrastructure and federal services provider with more than 95,000 employees in 150 countries.

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