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Sec. LaHood announces driver screening program

Motorcoach| December 10, 2009
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.

NTSB to meet on 2008 Texas crash

Motorcoach| November 30, 2009
A live and archived Webcast of the proceedings will be available on the NTSB's Website.
Bus| November 17, 2009

DOT Safety Council to address pedestrian safety

More than 76,000 preventable pedestrian deaths occurred over the last 15 years in America — roughly equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every month.
Bus| November 10, 2009

Bringing Bus Fire Incidents to the Forefront

Because there is no centralized database to record the number of bus fires annually in the U.S., many incidents go unreported and the transit industry misses an opportunity to create best practices and preventive measures.
Rail| November 5, 2009

SEPTA investigating railroad car fire

The engineer reported heavy smoke aboard the train, and a full evacuation was immediately ordered. Within minutes of the safe evacuation of all passengers and the train crew, the lead car was fully engulfed in flames. A nearby Regional Rail train adjacent to the one on fire was also safely evacuated.
Bus| November 5, 2009

U.S. DOT, FCC join to combat distracted driving

Officials from the U.S. DOT and FCC will establish a working group to evaluate technology-based solutions to the problem of distracted driving and will coordinate consumer outreach and education.
Bus| November 2, 2009

S.F. Muni's Dougherty wins safety award

The National Safety Council helps prevent injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
Rail| October 27, 2009

Md. to begin police security checkpoints at stations

Screenings can potentially involve the check of luggage, packages, or other carry-on items customers may have in their possession.
Bus| October 26, 2009

Delaware's DART invests in solar-powered stops, shelters

Agency installs its solar powered bus shelters where the shelter may lie outside the municipal electric power grid, and because the connection and electric usage costs are prohibitive.
Bus| October 9, 2009

DART to test safe turning program, eliminate detours

Changes for turning procedures on downtown Des Moines routes involve maximum speed of 5 mph throughout any left or right turn and a complete stop in the middle of turning before the bus crosses the second crosswalk.

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