Both parties address infrastructure funding — poorly

I wrote last time that, once again, everyone agrees that funding for infrastructure must be increased but disagree on how to pay for it. Since then, both major U.S. political parties’ platforms have been voted on in this presidential election year, and they were true to the previous pattern, but could not be more different this time.

FTA issues public transportation safety program final rule

The final rule formally adopts the Safety Management System approach to safety as the basis of the FTA safety program.

Grassroots movement to expand KC Streetcar moves forward

Supporters want to build on the momentum from the 2.2-mile starter line that launched in May and go south about 3.75 miles.

FTA issues WMATA directive to correct systemic track safety problems

The report includes findings from FTA’s spring 2016 “Safety Blitz” assessment of Metrorail and details systemic deficiencies in the inspection, maintenance and repair of track that have contributed to or could have resulted in train derailments and other track-related incidents.

Operator involved in Fla. bus crash declared imminent hazard

On July 2, 2016, a passenger bus operated by Billy R. Evans Harvesting failed to stop at an intermittent red light and struck another commercial vehicle that possessed the right-of-way.

NTSB briefs Congress on limited investigation of WMATA derailment

The train derailed at an interlocking about 50 feet from the East Falls Church station platform. Approximately 75 passengers were evacuated to the wayside and onto the station platform. The trailing truck of the fourth railcar and the leading truck from the fifth railcar derailed.

Grande West's Vicinity bus passes Altoona Testing

The 30-foot bus was tested for the maximum allowable 12- year durability testing.

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