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Amtrak could ban NJ Transit trains if PTC installation is not completed

Security and Safety | February 20, 2018

President/CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee that the agency is worried passengers are being put at risk by delays in installing the technology that’s designed to prevent crashes.

MTA honors 34 NYC Transit employees for heroism, service

Management & Operations| February 13, 2018

NYCT President Andy Byford presented the annual Medals of Excellence to transit employees, including the Department of Subways, Department of Buses, and Staten Island Railway.

Management & Operations| February 12, 2018

Md. shuts down entire subway system for emergency repairs

After weekend inspections, it was determined the entire system will need to remain closed for up to four weeks.

Security and Safety | February 8, 2018

MBTA trolley driver fired for using cellphone during 2017 crash

In an MBTA Transit Police affidavit filed in Dorchester District Court, investigators said the driver told authorities he reached into his backpack to “take a quick peek” at his phone shortly before the Dec. 29 crash.

February 6, 2018

Training Bus Documentation…Just the Facts, Please!

I will be touching on the importance of proper documentation with regard to the basic skills performance of the student bus operator on the training bus.

Security and Safety | January 30, 2018

Paris taking new steps to combat sexual harassment

Will allow men and women to be dropped off anywhere they want on 10 late-night bus lines, add 650 plainclothes officers, and more.

Security and Safety | January 10, 2018

Amtrak names new EVP/chief safety officer

Ken Hylander will report directly to President/CEO Richard Anderson and be responsible for implementing a proven Safety Management System at Amtrak.

Government Issues| January 8, 2018

New Flyer, FTA partner for L.A. Metro research project

The project team is responsible for evaluation of cost-effectiveness and practicality of selected collision-mitigation solutions.

Security and Safety | January 4, 2018

Feds say railroads must meet PTC deadline

The implementation of PTC was postponed by Congress, which extended a deadline to have the systems in place from 2015 until December of this year and left open the possibility of an additional extension to 2020.

December 27, 2017

Add 'Cheese' to Ensure Safe Bus Operations

I suspect you may be wondering what cheese has to do with safety? The connection is not so obvious. At least it wasn’t for me, until Steven Dallman of the Transportation Safety Institute introduced me to the work of Dr. James Reason and his Swiss Cheese Model of system failure.

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