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After November surge, Houston Metro to focus on increased rail safety efforts

Security and Safety | December 27, 2017

Metro’s CEO Tom Lambert told the Chronicle that 60% of the agency’s accidents are illegal left turns along the rail corridor, which is what the agency will focus its increased efforts on.

SFMTA launches distracted driving campaign

Security and Safety | November 9, 2017

The agency is crowdsourcing data collection to determine how distracted driving impacts the city's communities.

Rail| July 19, 2017

Accident, no shows plague commute for LIRR, NJ Transit passengers

Some NJ TRANSIT trains have been canceled this week because engineers are choosing not to work under the terms of their contract amid the summer-long repair work at Penn Station.

Rail| March 21, 2017

TTC says bus, streetcar safety improvements saving lives

According to a report on the agency’s Safe Service Action Plan, from the start of 2015 to the end of 2016 there were six deadly crashes involving buses or streetcars. In the four years before that, there were 21 fatal collisions.

Security and Safety | March 13, 2017

Statistics show NJ Transit logged most accidents among U.S. commuter railroads

The 21 accidents disclosed online by the FRA were more than double those involving the Long Island Rail Road, the nation’s largest passenger-train service.

Security and Safety | February 24, 2017

Calgary Transit considering banning headphones at light rail stations

Earlier in the week, a 30-year-old man was struck by a train near a station, with investigators believing he was wearing headphones and distracted by his cellphone.

Security and Safety | October 6, 2016

Changes to DC Metro safety oversight bill to boost public access

The revised bill increases transparency and provides public access to the commission’s work, including access to meetings and the ability to request documents and records by requiring the commission to adhere to the federal public records law.

Rail| August 19, 2015

NJ Transit riders face major delays

After a car caught fire inside the Lincoln Tunnel and a train stalled in one of the Hudson River rail tunnels, the delays were the worst since several days of train problems last month drew attention to the rail tunnels’ deteriorating condition.

Security and Safety | May 14, 2015

Lawyer: Amtrak engineer 'has absolutely no recollection of incident'

Aside from a concussion, Brandon Bostian also required 14 staples in his head, as well as several stitches in his leg. He was released from the hospital and interviewed by police Wednesday.

Management & Operations| April 16, 2015

Man rear ends Fla. transit bus, dies

Police said nine passengers on the bus suffered minor injuries and were transported to hospitals.There were about 25 people on the bus when it was hit, police said. The bus driver was not hurt and administered CPR to the SUV driver until rescue personnel arrived.

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