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FMCSA reminds motorcoach industry that ELDs are now mandatory

Motorcoach| December 18, 2017

Agency is reminding motorcoach operators that its enforcement partners are fully prepared for the Dec. 18, 2017 implementation, and are committed to implementing the ELD rule in a manner that improves safety without impeding commerce.

Sacramento RT sees dramatic drop in fare evasion on light rail system

Rail| September 7, 2016

The agency added 25 new fare inspectors or transit agents on its system and saw fare evasion dropped from 15.5% in May to 5.1% in August.

Government Issues| January 20, 2016

Added enforcement leads to FRA’s highest-ever penalty collection rate

For Fiscal Year 2015, the agency will collect 75% of all civil penalties it issued to railroads for violating federal safety regulations — a 6% increase over FY2014, and the largest percentage rate ever collected by the agency.

Accessibility| January 15, 2016

San Diego MTS stepping up wheelchair, priority seating enforcement

With the Board’s action to amend MTS Ordinance No. 13, refusal by a rider to vacate priority seating and wheelchair areas for persons with disabilities and the elderly upon request may result in a citation and fines up to $100.

Motorcoach| August 6, 2015

Princeton ticketing motorcoaches for not parking in designated area

The buses often block visibility on Nassau Street, idle on side streets and in residential neighborhoods, or drive around town until it is time to pick up visitors after their tours of Princeton University.

Management & Operations| June 30, 2015

NY senate extends, expands bus lane camera program

Across all Select Bus Service corridors that have adopted bus lane cameras, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority found trip times decreasing by an average of 10% to 25%.

Rail| September 4, 2013

L.A. Metro campaign urges rail safety

Ambassadors are positioned at key Blue Line locations in two shifts, Monday through Friday, when accidents are likely to occur, to answer questions and to warn and educate pedestrians and passengers about the dangers of standing too close to the tracks.
Motorcoach| August 25, 2011

FMCSA awards $8M to Pa. to improve bus, truck safety

Will strengthen enforcement oversight at high-crash corridors throughout the state, conduct safety audits of new truck and bus companies and upgrade the CDL knowledge test from paper to electronic form at testing facilities across the state.
Bus| July 12, 2011

NHTSA: Enforcement deters distracted driving

Two pilot projects measured the effect of increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns. In Syracuse, N.Y., because of high-visibility enforcement, both handheld cell phone use and texting behind the wheel declined by one-third. In Hartford, Conn., there was a 57 percent drop in handheld use and texting behind the wheel dropped by nearly three-quarters.
Motorcoach| May 27, 2011

FMCSA, partners conduct more surprise bus inspections

The strike force issued out-of-service citations to 127 drivers and 315 vehicles during the unannounced inspections that took place during the first two weeks in May.
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