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

Motorcoach| November 15, 2017

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.

Zonar expands fleet management tech to mass transit

Bus| August 15, 2016

Electronic Verified Inspection Reports (EVIR®) and Zonar’s other solutions help mass transit agencies and their contractors manage operations proactively and efficiently, contributing to improved compliance and safer transit experiences.

Rail| April 20, 2016

Fed inspections of D.C. Metro rail find major safety violations

Report revealed systematic failures in providing safe conditions in the event of an emergency evacuation, including missing signage and blocked escape routes.

Security and Safety | October 20, 2015

Fed oversight of D.C. Metro to include surprise inspections

The shift, which only applies to rail operations, is not expected to change the transit agency’s day-to-day operations and Metro’s current management team will remain in place, report said. 

Motorcoach| March 4, 2013

Service demand spikes for Fung Wah competitors

Weekend passengers aiming to travel to Manhattan endured long lines waiting to book tickets on competitor bus services, with many selling out.
Motorcoach| February 28, 2013

FMCSA orders Fung Wah to temporarily shut down

The administration's safety investigators are also continuing their examination of the carrier's operations, including examining the safety records of its vehicles, drivers and other company safety performance requirements prescribed by federal regulations, and may consider additional actions against the company if warranted.
Motorcoach| August 15, 2012

Record 74K bus, truck inspections conducted

Emphasized a back-to-the-basics focus, with special attention paid toward braking systems and hours-of-service, the top ranking violation categories for vehicles and drivers, respectively.
Rail| May 23, 2012

Officials want inspection of new L.A. Metro rail

State safety regulators discovered a critical design flaw in the agency’s newest light rail line that could increase the risk of train derailments. The agency denied that the Expo Line is unsafe and said it already addressed design concerns.
Motorcoach| May 17, 2012

FMCSA, partners conduct bus inspections

The sweeps in 13 states and the District of Columbia are part of FMCSA’s year-round effort to raise the bar for bus safety and protect bus passengers by taking unsafe operators off the road.
Bus| January 3, 2012

Minnesota Valley fleet passes local DOT inspection

Buses are annually inspected by Minnesota State Patrol, commercial vehicle department to ensure ADA compliance, bus registration and insurance compliance.
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