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N.Y. MTA expands sleep apnea program systemwide

Management & Operations| January 23, 2017

Employees who are deemed at risk based upon the screening will be referred for further testing and potential diagnosis and treatment.

Luminator introduces Standalone Rear View Camera for mass transit

Management & Operations| January 13, 2017

The standalone camera can be used on buses which already have new rear signs installed or vehicles which do not need a rear sign such as compact shuttle buses, vans, and trolleys.

Security and Safety | January 5, 2017

TTC considering cameras to improve streetcar safety

Similar to red light cameras, the cameras would capture license plates, allowing vehicle owners to be issued a fine for violating the Highway Traffic Act — $110 and three demerit points.

Rail| December 15, 2016

NJ Transit to install inward-facing cameras on trains, adds 100 employees

The actions are in response to the fatal Sept. 29 train crash in Hoboken, with the hires in response to revelations that NJ Transit has lost maintenance and safety employees.

Bus| December 13, 2016

BC Transit to rollout camera systems across entire bus fleet

The cost of the camera systems is being funded in part by a $160-million agreement with the federal government, which will also help cover the cost of new GPS bus-tracking technology and other upgrades.

Security and Safety | December 1, 2016

Canada considering 'black boxes' on commercial vehicles after 2013 crash

The collision between an OC Transpo commuter bus and a Via train happened at a rail crossing, with the collision shearing off the front end of the bus and derailing the train killing six.

Security and Safety | December 1, 2016

FBI investigating San Francisco Muni hack

The alleged attacker who took over Muni’s computer systems has demanded 100 bitcoin, equivalent to $73,000, in ransom for stolen city data. The SFMTA has said it refuses to pay the ransom.

Management & Operations| November 29, 2016

Report: Public transit, cities should learn from San Francisco Muni hack

WIRED said American public transit systems, which make daily life possible for millions, are an easy target, since many are aging and underfunded, with barely enough money to keep the trains running, let alone invest in IT security upgrades.

Rail| November 22, 2016

In wake of NJ TRANSIT crash, feds target sleep apnea

The agency disclosed a policy change that will prevent engineers suffering from sleep apnea to operate a train unless they are being treated, while federal regulators prepare a safety bulletin that will urge all railroads to screen for sleep apnea.

Rail| November 22, 2016

FRA proposes safety standard updates for high-speed trains

The updates would offer an alternative method for evaluating how well passengers and crews are protected in an accident, often called crashworthiness.

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