METRO Briefs

Posted on November 12, 2008

Vermont transit agencies may merge

MONTPELIER, Vt. — In order to streamline services and create a regional funding source, Green Mountain Transit Agency and Chittenden County Transportation Authority are looking into combining their businesses. For the full story, click here.

Bus driver achieved 3 million miles accident-free

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Everett Anderson, a driver for Peter Pan Bus Lines, was honored for driving 3 million miles without an accident, an accomplishment shared by only two other drivers in the Northeast. For the full story, click here.

Dallas debating natural gas, diesel choices

DALLAS — Dallas Area Rapid Transit board members are divided over how to spend more than $219 million on a new bus fleet that will use either compressed natural gas (CNG) or diesel fuel. For the full story, click here.

Mich. restaurant bus fueled by vegetable oil

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — BTB Burrito, a restaurant mini-chain, is providing rides home to bar-goers on a bus powered by a diesel engine that has been modified to run on used vegetable oil. For the full story, click here.


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Driver in fatal Calif. motorcoach crash was also owner/operator

It's still too early to definitely say what caused the accident, officials say. There were no signs of braking, such as skid marks, so far, and the tour bus was also determined not to have seatbelts.

Calif. tour bus crash kills 13, injures 31

All the victims were adults, according to the report, with the surviving passengers and the big rig driver only suffering minor injuries.

FMCSA awards grants to train military vets to drive buses, trucks

The current Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program awards are projected to go toward training more than 250 people.

FMCSA proposes enhancements to Safety Measurement System's public website

While the Federal Register announcement responds to comments received following the June 29, 2015, notice, no changes will be implemented in the public SMS website display until after completion of the National Academies of Sciences Correlation Study as required by Section 5221 of the FAST Act.

ABA Foundation to double scholarship amounts in 2017

Also announced that all proceeds raised from ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace Live and Silent Auctions will be allocated to the ABAF’s Fund a Future program to fund this scholarship initiative.

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