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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.

FMCSA to provide additional ELD transition guidance

Government Issues| November 21, 2017

Will include a 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD requirement for transporters of agricultural commodities, formal guidance specifically pertaining to the existing Hours-of-Service exemption for the agricultural industry, and guidance on the “personal conveyance” provision.

Motorcoach| November 15, 2017

NTSB: Lack of oversight, sleep-deprived driver led to 2016 Calif. bus crash

A motorcoach operated by Fresno-based Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc., traveling from Los Angeles to Modesto on State Route 99, drifted out of its travel lanes, striking a barrier system and a highway signpost shortly after 3 a.m., Aug. 2, 2016, near Livingston, Calif.

Rail| May 17, 2017

Miami-Dade cutting Metrorail service hours

The cutbacks on Metrorail follow an announced plan to eliminate stops on some bus routes and contract out others to save money. Metrorail ridership is down about 6% this year, while bus boardings are down about 10%.

Management & Operations| September 15, 2016

Ore.'s Lane Transit District to add 14,000 hours of new bus service

The investment focuses on increasing service on LTD’s most used routes including the EmX serving downtown Eugene, downtown Springfield and the Gateway area, Route 11 serving Springfield’s Thurston area, and Routes 66 and 67 serving North Eugene.

Management & Operations| April 12, 2016

Wash.'s Pierce Transit to restore 59,000 service hours

Hours were cut during the recession a few years ago. The agency's board also approved the purchase of seven new buses at a total price of $4.5 million to meet its service goals.

Sustainability| August 7, 2015

AC Transit fuel-cell bus exceeds 20K hour of service

By itself, the fuel-cell bus has removed 1,134,000 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere — equivalent to planting 13,189 trees or taking 108 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

Motorcoach| July 17, 2015

Following crashes, Canadian province to review motorcoach industry

The review, which will be completed by early 2016, will examine motorcoach industry safety statistics and industry performance, including a comparison with other North American jurisdictions.

Motorcoach| April 17, 2014

Empire Coach expands, equips fleet with electronic logging

The Teletrac logging system includes safety analytics to measure and monitor driver safety behavior and electronic daily vehicle inspection reports and electronic driver logs to accurately document hours of service.
Rail| April 2, 2014

CTA, union clash over hours worked by operator before crash

The union representative said the operator had worked 69 hours in the seven days before the crash, while a CTA spokesperson said that she worked 55 hours and was off for 18 hours before her shift during which the accident occurred.
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