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FRA proposes rule for PTC systems

Rail| July 16, 2009
Positive Train Control technology is capable of automatically controlling train speeds and movements should a locomotive engineer fail to take appropriate action.

NTSB: Protect passengers with seat belts

Motorcoach| June 4, 2009
Public confidence in the safety of the motorcoach industry is a key to its continued success, said Rosenker.
Rail| May 19, 2009

Metrolink awards inward-facing camera contract

The cameras will record all engineer and other staff activity for forensic and investigative purposes and is designed to serve as a deterrent to the type of unauthorized activities that were revealed at the NTSB's hearing on last fall's Chatsworth collision.
Accessibility| May 7, 2009

DART taps Tyco Electronics for communications system

Proposed system will accommodate more than 3,000 radio users and can easily grow to accommodate up to 6,000 users and operate on existing DART frequencies, which can expand when some other frequencies become available.
Motorcoach| May 1, 2009

LaHood orders motorcoach safety review

United States Department of Transportation agencies participating in the creation of the Action Plan include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Motorcoach| March 12, 2009

MCI issues coach safety DVD

Demonstrates how passengers should navigate inside the coach while it’s in motion and how to exit appropriately, aiding those who may need assistance. It also suggests calling 911 for emergency help, instructs passengers on the importance of staying seated and notes the driver's authority along with the importance of not speaking to the driver.
Bus| February 24, 2009

Rep. Shuster introduces bus, coach passenger safety legislation

New safety standards would be based on sound scientific research and crash test data and may include requirements for seat belts, improved window glazing, stronger roof construction, better fire suppression and protection, and improved emergency exits.
Accessibility| February 23, 2009

New site offers emerging transit technology info

Features news updates, events calendar, vendor directory, industry links and is designed to be a clearinghouse of information that can help transit professionals stay up-to-date about developments and inform decision-making in all aspects of transit technology.
Rail| February 6, 2009

Safety at the Crossroads: Eliminating Dangerous Roadway and Rail Crossings

With the removal of six rail crossings and the elevation of a Long Island Rail Road crossing, both the safety and quality of life of drivers and nearby residents in the village of Mineola in Long Island, N.Y., have been dramatically improved.
Management & Operations| February 5, 2009

Agencies Take Steps to Protect Drivers

Audio, video camera systems and driver partitions ideas being addressed.

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