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Hersman testifies on oversight of motor carrier safety

Motorcoach| April 28, 2010
Hersman noted that the two most important factors related to safe motor carrier operations are the condition of the vehicles and the performance of the drivers.

Paying The Price For Going Rogue

Motorcoach| April 13, 2010
In light of recent motorcoach collisions caused by unsafe operators, federal agencies and one state in particular are concentrating their efforts to get the bad guys off the road.
Motorcoach| March 30, 2010

Greyhound honors driver with 31-year safety record

Nearly 300 of Greyhound's more than 3,000 drivers have operated their big intercity buses for at least 20 years without causing an accident or incident, and 170 of them have logged 30 years or more of safe driving
Rail| March 25, 2010

L.A. enforces safety campaign along Metro Blue Line

Dozens of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. and Los Angeles Police Dept. motorcycle officers issued 295 citations and impounded 34 vehicles in an operation to enforce traffic laws along the streets of downtown Los Angeles.
Motorcoach| March 10, 2010

N.Y. jury awards bus crash victims $2.25M

The accident, which occurred in New York in 2005, killed four people.
Bus| February 16, 2010

King County steps up tunnel security

Metro and the Sheriff's Office will assign at least one deputy to each of Metro's five tunnel stations during operating hours.
Management & Operations| February 9, 2010

Positive Train Control CPU

The MicroLok II VitalNet CPU, a Positive Train Control (PTC) central processing unit, provides Vital PTC compatibility that enables Ansaldo STS USA's customers to leverage existing and new MicroLok II wayside signaling investments in concert with PTC implementation. An existing MicroLok II CPU board is easily exchanged with a VitalNet CPU board, providing a PTC-ready interface.
Motorcoach| January 26, 2010

Feds ban texting for bus, truck drivers

Action is the result of the U.S. DOT's interpretation of standing rules. Drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750.
University| January 25, 2010

Ind. agency hopes to increase security at U. stops

Decision follows attack of two University of Notre Dame students who were waiting for a bus.
Bus| January 13, 2010

Taking the distractions out of driving

Why do we allow ourselves to be distracted? Most often it's because we're impatient and lose focus on the road conditions around us. However, when we drive regularly (and some of us do it for a living), we also develop a trait called "muscle memory." Or in other words, our minds are simply driving on "auto pilot" and not actively concentrating on driving. The result is boredom.

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