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Positive Train Control CPU

Management & Operations| February 9, 2010
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.

Feds ban texting for bus, truck drivers

Motorcoach| January 26, 2010
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.
Rail| January 12, 2010

N.Y. to boost efforts to curb sexual harassment on subway

Although numbers reported reflect success combating sexual harassment on New York's subway system, advocates and police officials agree those numbers may not tell the whole story.
Accessibility| January 5, 2010

MARTA revises distraction avoidance start date

Policy will apply to nearly every MARTA employee — including bus, rail and Mobility van operators who carry passengers.
Rail| December 29, 2009

Conn. puts $6M into Positive Train Control system

The funding will pay for the preliminary engineering work necessary for a PTC system, which the federal government has mandated be in widespread use by 2015.
Motorcoach| December 28, 2009

Mixed results for Operation Safe Driver campaign

Despite some improvements, results also showed an increase in moving traffic warnings and citations for all drivers, which shows more work is needed to educate both passenger and commercial vehicle drivers about operating their vehicles more safely.
Bus| December 17, 2009

D.C. Metro GM addresses safety

Catoe made a statement to the board of directors at the start of Metro's Customer Service, Operations and Safety Committee meeting on Thursday.
Motorcoach| December 10, 2009

Sec. LaHood announces driver screening program

By using driver safety information during pre-employment screening, motor carriers will be able to better assess potential safety risks of a prospective driver-employee, and drivers will have additional opportunities to verify the data in their driving history and correct any discrepancies.

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