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

Bus| October 26, 2009
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.

DART to test safe turning program, eliminate detours

Bus| October 9, 2009
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.
Rail| August 6, 2009

FRA awards $1M grant to Operation Lifesaver

OLI's initiatives include State Assistance Programs, which provide grants to individual state programs that support railroad safety awareness programs, training and education programs for presenters, and communications programs.
Rail| July 16, 2009

FRA proposes rule for PTC systems

Positive Train Control technology is capable of automatically controlling train speeds and movements should a locomotive engineer fail to take appropriate action.
Motorcoach| June 4, 2009

NTSB: Protect passengers with seat belts

Public confidence in the safety of the motorcoach industry is a key to its continued success, said Rosenker.
Rail| May 19, 2009

Metrolink awards inward-facing camera contract

The cameras will record all engineer and other staff activity for forensic and investigative purposes and is designed to serve as a deterrent to the type of unauthorized activities that were revealed at the NTSB's hearing on last fall's Chatsworth collision.
Accessibility| May 7, 2009

DART taps Tyco Electronics for communications system

Proposed system will accommodate more than 3,000 radio users and can easily grow to accommodate up to 6,000 users and operate on existing DART frequencies, which can expand when some other frequencies become available.
Motorcoach| May 1, 2009

LaHood orders motorcoach safety review

United States Department of Transportation agencies participating in the creation of the Action Plan include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Motorcoach| March 12, 2009

MCI issues coach safety DVD

Demonstrates how passengers should navigate inside the coach while it’s in motion and how to exit appropriately, aiding those who may need assistance. It also suggests calling 911 for emergency help, instructs passengers on the importance of staying seated and notes the driver's authority along with the importance of not speaking to the driver.
Bus| February 24, 2009

Rep. Shuster introduces bus, coach passenger safety legislation

New safety standards would be based on sound scientific research and crash test data and may include requirements for seat belts, improved window glazing, stronger roof construction, better fire suppression and protection, and improved emergency exits.

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