Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on October 18, 2007

Congress focuses on rail safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With lawmakers saying employee fatigue is a major factor in train accidents, the House passed a bill Wednesday that will reduce the working hours of railroad crews. For the full story, click here.
NYC uses compass decals to aid passengers
NEW YORK CITY — The New York Department of Transportation is placing temporary directional compass decals outside of four Midtown subway stations to help riders figure out where they are. For the full story, click here.
AC Transit, Chevron partner to test ‘cleaner’ fuels
OAKLAND, CALIF. — AC Transit and Chevron Corp. have partnered to test cleaner burning diesel fuels, such as biodiesel and natural gas, to see if the fuels are a viable alternative to conventional diesel. For the full story, click here.

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JTA's Ford wins prestigious COMTO award

The Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO. Ford accepted the award at the 46th National Meeting and Training Conference in Detroit.

NJ Transit weighing disciplinary actions for no-show train engineers

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made.

National Express Transit acquires Cook DuPage Transportation

Established in 1975 and based in Chicago, CDT operates 275 paratransit vehicles providing more than 80,000 trips per month to PACE users in the Chicago Metropolitan area.

MTA chief weighs food ban on subway after track fire snarls service

A garbage fire crippled subway service along four lines for more than two hours during the peak of Monday’s morning rush hour.

BYD commits to hiring from communities facing significant barriers to employment

In addition to targeting veterans and returning citizens, will also target populations that have historically been excluded from the manufacturing industry, such as women and African-Americans.

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