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Breakdowns, staffing part of growing Miami Metrorail safety concerns

Rail| July 14, 2017

When state inspectors visited Miami-Dade in late 2016, they concluded the county needed 84 working Metrorail cars a day but that mechanical problems left only 72 that could be deployed for service. State inspectors returned in late June and found Miami-Dade’s daily goal was to have only 60 Metrorail cars in service.

BART communication with public questioned after 2nd teen mob robbery

Management & Operations| July 10, 2017

A board director said she plans to meet with BART’s police chief to find out what they are going to do about crime on the transit system, which has seen a surge in robberies this year.

Security and Safety | July 10, 2017

Audit launched to explore how federal PTC funds are being used

The latest data from the FRA shows some rail systems are still lagging, with the technology operational along 27% of freight-rail route miles and 23% of passenger-rail route miles, as of the first three months of this year.

June 14, 2017

Why Investing in 'Half Measures' When Hiring Frontline Employees Will Bring Public Transit to Its Knees

The public transit industry faces a severe human resources crisis... we began to focus on the science behind identifying and hiring more resilient human beings up front, in order to make it easier to build resilience and preparedness with employees once they are onboard.

Technology| June 12, 2017

San Diego MTS adopts LiDAR technology to enhance track assessment

It’s similar to Google’s Street View system, which offers users panoramic views from on-the-ground positions along many streets and neighborhoods in the world.

Security and Safety | June 12, 2017

Publisher's Perspective: Is your state ready for safety oversight?

In the wake of several serious rail accidents, Congress enacted tougher safety oversight requirements of states, with threats of withholding federal funds for both rail and bus transit agencies throughout each entire state that did not comply.

Security and Safety | June 5, 2017

Seon launches new line of HD surveillance systems

The new systems include the TH4, TH4C, and TH6 digital video recorders and the HD1 and HD3 interior dome and outdoor wedge cameras.

Management & Operations| May 22, 2017

Deadline extended for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Security and Safety | May 18, 2017

Canada seeking to mandate locomotive voice and video recorders

In November 2016, the Minister of Transport announced his intention to make the installation and use of LVVR mandatory, ensuring that the information could be used during accident investigations, while protecting the privacy of employees.

TTC etiquette campaign uses customer tweets

The “You Said It” campaign targets behavior and unsafe activities, including tresspassing on subway tracks and wearing backpacks on crowded vehicles.

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