NTSB retrieves data, video recorders from NJ Transit train crash

During a press briefing, NTSB officials said they expect the recorders will be able to provide investigators with “speed information, throttle positions, braking system information and about 100 other parameters.”

China plans world's deepest high-speed rail station under Great Wall

The new high-speed rail line will cut the journey time between Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the site of the Winter Olympics, to 50 minutes, down from more than three hours.

Rural transit agencies honored for enhancing access to healthcare, employment

The announcement was made by Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers at the 22nd National Rural and Intercity Bus Conference in Asheville, N.C.

Easterseals' initiative provides mobility access for seniors, people with disabilities

The initiative will begin in selected rural communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Montana and Alaska.

NTSB: Event recorder was not functioning on day of NJ Transit crash

Officials are hopeful the data recorder in the cab control car in the front of the train is functional, but investigators haven’t been able to extract that recorder because it’s under a collapsed section of the train station’s roof.

Bombardier wins Metrolink fleet maintenance contract

Rail technology company Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a new contract with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) of Los Angeles, California to provide eight years of maintenance services for SCRRA's Metrolink commuter rail fleet.

FTA issues guidance on implementing equal employment opportunity requirements

In the agency’s first revision of EEO guidance since 1988, the revised circular highlights changes in U.S. laws and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, such as incorporating protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

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