NTSB: Amtrak engineer’s loss of situational awareness led to derailment

The Washington-to-New York City passenger train, Amtrak 188, was traveling at 106 mph around a curve in Philadelphia when it derailed May 12, 2015. Eight passengers were killed and more than 180 others were sent to area hospitals, some with critical injuries.

How to Involve Seniors, People with Disabilities to Make Your Transit System More Accessible

Transportation systems are encouraged to welcome seniors and people with disabilities who want to have a role on advisory committees, who provide input into local planning activities, and who volunteer as mentors or peers to other riders.

Q&A: Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Lewis

Lewis is leading the agency through a significant stage of growth to construct the LYNX Blue Line Light Rail Extension and advance the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 streetcar through final design and into construction.

Transit Maintenance Forum for sr. professionals to take place this fall

Event will give senior transit maintenance professionals the chance to learn about some of the latest trends they are facing in their shops. Holding this event at BusCon also affords transit professionals the unique opportunity to network and share challenges with peers.  

Austin, Texas makes real-time transportation data available at City Hall

The TransitScreen system provides real-time data on what public transportation options are available.

ABA's inaugural Capitol Hill Fly-In a 'Big Success'

During the in-person meetings with the officials from both the House of Representatives and Senate, participants personally thanked elected officials for supporting the FAST Act, a five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill that was passed in December 2015.

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center launches site

The FTA's newest technical assistance center promotes the availability and accessibility of transportation options that serve the needs of people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers.

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