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Why Investing in 'Half Measures' When Hiring Frontline Employees Will Bring Public Transit to Its Knees

| June 14, 2017

The public transit industry faces a severe human resources crisis... we began to focus on the science behind identifying and hiring more resilient human beings up front, in order to make it easier to build resilience and preparedness with employees once they are onboard.

ABA supports FMCSA withdrawal of insurance ANPRM for motorcoaches

Motorcoach| June 5, 2017

After reviewing all public comments to the ANPRM, FMCSA determined it has insufficient data or information to support moving forward with a rulemaking proposal, at this time.

November 4, 2016

Ridesharing: A Revolution in Transportation for Healthcare

One pioneer in the healthcare transportation segment, One Call Care Management (“One Call”), is harnessing the power of ride-sharing technology in order to eliminate the issues that have historically plagued this area of the market, while also providing a better overall experience for the patient and the payer.

Management & Operations| August 5, 2015

Despite 10% pay increase NJ Transit labor proposal hits snag

The agency’s latest offer was made to an emergency board that was appointed by President Obama to avoid a transit strike. NJ Transit’s rail employees have worked more than four years without a new contract. A strike could start as early as July 16, 2016.

Mobility| June 16, 2015

Tennessee ride-sharing law hailed as model for nation

The bill, which Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law on May 20, appears to block traditional cab services from incorporating app-based hailing of cabs into their business models and also sets up insurance requirements.

Motorcoach| May 15, 2015

House committee approves key legislation to stop fed insurance hike

The Appropriations Committee vote tells FMCSA to stop spending money to write a rule or do research; that would raise the federal insurance minimums above the current $5 million figure.

May 6, 2015

Will driverless buses be accepted sooner than driverless cars?

Driverless cars have been in the news for quite some time. Last September, I speculated in PC 360, an insurance trade magazine, that insurance premiums for autos could decrease by as much as 40% over the next five years as autonomous cars made travel much safer. I increased my estimate to a 75% decrease in insurance premiums by extending the timeline to 15 years. When I wrote those two articles, I remember thinking how much of a personal paradigm shift was needed to accept a driverless car as safe. Now, it appears that driverless buses are in the near future as well.

Government Issues| December 4, 2014

FMCSA seeking comments on revising financial responsibility levels

An April 2014 Report to Congress found that while catastrophic motor carrier crashes are rare, the costs for resulting severe and critical injuries can exceed $1 million; current insurance limits do not adequately cover these costs, which are primarily due to increases in medical expenses and other crash-related costs.

Rail| August 20, 2014

N.M. Rail Runner settlements reach $8M

The system, which had paid any of the claims to this point, will pay $2 million to cover liability claims up to $3 million. The Rail Runner buys insurance in the private market for claims over that amount.
Mobility| June 30, 2014

Uber faults lawyers as Calif. weighs insurance rule

The Senate Insurance Committee is considering a bill that would force transportation networks to boost protection for drivers cruising for riders in California.
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