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Tips for Training Bus Instructors and Remembering an Old Friend

| November 16, 2016

Soon after reaching my 20th year in the transit industry, back in 1993, after a draining day of addressing routine bus issues, I would cross paths with another employee, who I always remember, seemed to be quietly “doing his own little daily gig.”

Metrom Rail releases new PTC solution that takes alternative approach

Rail| November 9, 2016

Designed for transit lines that don’t share track with freight trains, the AURA PTC system provides collision avoidance, speed and signal compliance, precision berthing, and worker protection in both above and underground environments.

Rail| October 26, 2016

WMATA report on running red lights calls for capping speeds, brighter bulbs

Plans to upgrade signals with LED bulbs at the following problem-spots by the end of the year: National Airport, Silver Spring, Vienna, Grosvenor, Largo, and Farragut North.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2016

Senator calls for NJ Transit, Metro-North to improve communication during emergencies

Sen. Charles Schumer said that, while both railroads are making long-term plans to improve safety on the rails, there are short-term communications issues that can and must be dealt with on the heels of the NJT train crash in Hoboken just last week, which injured more than 100 and killed one person.

Accessibility| October 3, 2016

DDOT questions DC Metro's ability to protect ADA passengers using Uber, Lyft

Specifically, DDOT is calling into question the tech companies’ diver screening processes and disability training, as well as their ability to comply with the same American with Disabilities Act requirements that apply to taxicabs companies, such as accommodating wheelchairs and service animals.

Rail| September 29, 2016

NJ Transit train crashes into station, killing 1 injuring 100

All PATH service and all NJ Transit rail service is suspended into and out of Hoboken, with passengers being advised to use light rail.

Security and Safety | September 29, 2016

Lytx introduces always-on video telematics with Unisyn

The Unisyn platform is a new video telematics model that gives high quality video access and video expandability to fleets and field operations of all sizes and profiles.

Security and Safety | September 27, 2016

Uber turning to facial recognition to improve safety

As of Friday, drivers will now be asked to take a photo of themselves "periodically" before starting a session where they accept rides and the photo will be matched against a picture Uber has on file.

September 26, 2016

'See Something, Say Something' is Key Anti-Terrorism Tool for Transit

After acts of terrorism — domestic or international — law enforcement agencies are almost always asked: “How are you ‘ramping up’ your security efforts?”

Security and Safety | September 26, 2016

NY MTA bus drivers have reported nearly 1,000 threats this year

Drivers and union officials said an untold number of incidents never get reported. Last year, MTA bus drivers filed 1,466 reports of threats and harassment.

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