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Waymo CEO confident his tech would have avoided deadly AV crash

Technology| March 27, 2018

John Krafcik said that in the case of pedestrians or pedestrians with a bicycle, “we have a lot of confidence that our technology would be robust and would be able to handle situations like that one."

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.

Security and Safety | November 9, 2017

SFMTA launches distracted driving campaign

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.

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