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Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

Motorcoach| September 29, 2016

One bill requires buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision.

Law would allow transit benefits to apply to Uber, Lyft

Government Issues| July 12, 2016

The measure would only allow the subsidy to apply to alternative options while Metro undergoes its massive maintenance plan, known as SafeTrack, which began last month and is scheduled to end in March.

Government Issues| March 3, 2016

Md. delays action on bill that would impose onboard surveillance guidelines

The bill, which would affect Maryland Transit Administration in the Baltimore area, Ride On buses in Montgomery County and TheBus in Prince George’s County, creates guidelines for audio recordings and places limits on when they can be made.

Security and Safety | February 29, 2016

Mo. lawmakers consider allowing concealed guns on public transportation

Representatives for St. Louis, Springfield and Kansas City opposed the legislation, saying cities should be able to regulate their own public transportation.

Government Issues| February 29, 2016

Publisher's Perspective: With new FAST Act will power shift locally?

Rail| July 7, 2015

Calif. legislators call for re-vote on high-speed rail

If approved by voters, any unspent HSR dollars would be redirected to repair and/or construct new state highways and local streets and roads. 

Accessibility| April 13, 2015

Wisconsin set to vote on transportation network company bill

The bill would create a new license for TNCs, including companies like Uber and Lyft, making it mandatory to pay a $5,000 fee, conduct background checks on drivers and maintain at least $1 million in liability insurance in order to operate in Wisconsin.

Rail| September 2, 2014

NYC lawmakers want more transparency on bed bugs

Bed bugs were reportedly been spotted again on some New York City subways last week, with an N train even having to stop in Brooklyn, after the conductor came in contact with the pests.
Bus| May 13, 2014

NJ Transit may begin selling online ads to private firms

The two-year trial program would culminate in a report examining whether the ads brought in enough money to make them worth the state’s effort.
Bus| April 8, 2014

Ill. group calls for reform to protect against patent trolls

Transit agencies across the state have been targeted multiple times by patent trolls — shell companies that purchase patents with no intention of innovating, but rather suing those who do.

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