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Transit agencies should not have to disclose safety planning records in court

Government Issues| May 31, 2018

A new report found no reason to treat transit agencies differently from highway agencies and commuter railroads.

MBTA faces federal complaint for cancelling late-night service

Rail| July 27, 2016

A group argues that the flawed data suggested the move would not have an overly burdensome effect on low-income and minority riders and that it should have taken steps to curb those impacts before ending the service in March.

Management & Operations| July 20, 2016

2 Amtrak employees charged in overtime fraud scheme

Altogether, the two supervisors allegedly billed the rail agency for 900 overtime hours they didn't work, totaling about $91,000.

Rail| May 28, 2014

2 men convicted in Sound Transit copper wire thefts

The pair reportedly used bolt cutters to detach the copper wire, entering maintenance hatches in a tunnel that runs below the elevated stretch of the light rail between the SeaTac and Rainier Beach rail stops, from November 2010 through August 2011.
Government Issues| July 17, 2013

Mo. woman may fight $100M streetcar plan in court

A downtown Kansas City business owner told the Missouri Court of Appeals that she is upset she now must charge her customers a one cent sales tax to pay for the downtown streetcar project. The city’s attorney argued that the deadline for challenges to the plan had passed.
Rail| November 20, 2012

Judge rejects bid to halt Calif. high-speed rail project

Said the cost of delaying the project outweighed the risk to farmers and others along the route whose property would be affected.
Rail| April 18, 2012

Wisconsin terminates Talgo maintenance contract

In a letter, a state lawyer said the costs of testing the trains are rising and that they do not meet federal accessibility standards for the disabled. A spokesperson for Talgo Inc. denied both points and warned the cancellation could lead to legal action.
Motorcoach| April 17, 2012

Coach America reschedules sale auction date

The one-week delay reflects the timely submission from the Pre-Petition First Lien Agent, pursuant to Section 9.1 of the Prepetition First Lien Credit Agreement, of its intent to submit a Credit Bid under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Motorcoach| July 6, 2011

Driver in fatal Va. bus crash to appear in court

Kin Yiu Cheung was set to appear in a Virginia court Wednesday on charges stemming from the crash on Interstate 95 that killed four passengers and injured dozens. He is charged with four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter, facing up to 10 years in prison for each count.
Rail| June 14, 2011

Protesters object to ex-BART officer's early release

On Friday, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry ruled Mehserle, who was sentenced last November, should be released because of credits for time served and good behavior.
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